It has been 5000 years since Silver appeared in human history. A great number of people within that time have placed their value and happiness in the special attributes of Silver. The Silver Accessories Contest has been held since 1999 for Art Clay instructors, and was opened to general artists in 2002 so that contestants could present to the world their limitless ideas regarding the joy of creativity when working and creating with Art Clay Silver. In 2023, we celebrate the 18th contest, and have counted a total of 7278 submissions in the past 17 competitions. These contest entries represent a bridge of creativity linking artists and visitors as one. Your entries will help all people appreciate that Art Clay Silver can be used by everyone. We are expecting that this year’s entries will once again capture the unique expressions of contestants around the world.
|Theme||'Stories' or 'Open theme'||Exhibition schedule||Sep.27th, 2023 – Oct.1st, 2023||Exhibition venue||Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre|
|-18th July, 2023-||The result has been announced → on this page.|
|-12th July, 2023-||Judge has been finished.|
|-28th Dec,2022-||All the details such as the guideline has been announced.|
|-28th Oct,2022-||The Exhibition schedule of the contest has been announced.|
*images from the previous contest
*images from the previous contest
|Award of Minister at the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Grand Prix)||500,000JPY|
|Award of Encouragement from Foundation of Global Life Learning Center (Semi-Grand Prix)||100,000JPY|
|Art Clay Club Chairman’s Award (Semi-Grand Prix)||100,000JPY|
|Award of Excellence: 5 winners(1 winner per category)||70,000JPY|
|Award of Judges’ Encouragement: 2 winners||50,000JPY|
|Award for Student||50,000JPY|
|Award from JJDA (Japan Jewellery Designers Association)||50,000JPY|
|Award from LaVague Jewellery School||30,000JPY|
|Award from Japan Jewelry Craft School||20,000JPY|
|Award from Boutique-sha, Inc. (Publisher)||20,000JPY|
|Award from Allabout Lifeworks,Inc.||20,000JPY|
|Award from Yamato Logistics Co., Ltd.||20,000JPY|
|Award from Cosmotopia||20,000JPY|
|Award from PRECIOSA (New)||20,000JPY|
Mr. Minoru MikiJewellery designer
Mr. Morihito KatsuraMetalsmith ; A holder of the Intangible Culture Award (Living National Treasure of Japan)
Mr. Haruhito Nozawa Vice Principal of Japan Jewelry Craft School(New)
Mr. Oliver PieperMaster-Goldsmith, Jewellery Designer, Gemmologist
Ms. Etsuko Nakayama Silver Clay artist(New)
We are so delighted to announce official release of the 18th International Silver Accessories Contest to be held in the end of September 2023. This contest will be 3rd time since the event name has been re-named with international, and has been grown as one of the largest event with so many fantastic works submitted from all over the world. The new contest theme is 'Stories'. What would you imagine for your creations with the theme? We assume it would be stories of yourself in the past, present, future, or would be based on a history, or literature such as novel. It is definite that every single artist should have different imagination and perception. All artists can realize their imagination and spirit into a visible work with silver clay. That is the most beautiful and exciting thing. We cannot wait to see fabulous works and share a moment in the creative world through the contest and exhibition. We look forward to seeing your wonderful works in Tokyo.
Produced by ART CLAY CLUB, Japan SAC 2023 committee In collaboration with Aida Chemical Industries Co., Ltd.
Below is the grandprix work from the previous Silver Accessories Contest. By clicking the image, you can jump to see all award winner work of the same year of the grand prix work.
稲田 美由紀 (Miyuki Inada)
川島 和代(Kazuyo Kawashima)
Substitute frame work
Mirjam Golverdingen-de Kock
工藤 敏朗(Toshiro Kudo)
WITH MY MEMORIES
※Please check your local Art Clay Official distributor for the submission deadline.
Only submissions which pass the first screening will be introduced in the contest booklet, and will be displayed at the contest exhibition.
Award winners will be selected from the nominees of the first screening. The results will be announced to the representative distributor promptly after the final judgement.