HARRY ROGER CARTWRIGHT: A unique archive of Prize winning student silver and metal works and collection of design drawings
In 1955 Harry Roger Cartwright (b. 1940) became an apprentice silversmith with T. Ducrow and Sons, of Edward St, Birmingham. During the evenings he attended the School of Jewellery and Silversmithing at Vittoria Street, eventually becoming a full-time student there. After gaining a National Diploma in Design in 1962, Cartwright went on to complete the City & Guilds Intermediate and Final in 1963.
Initially working in Chipping Camden for Robert Welch as silversmith and prototype maker for Old Hall stainless steelware, this included production of the Avelston pattern service and special silver commissions.
Cartwright was later offered a teaching post under R. G. Baxendale, Head of School at Vittoria Street. While there his colleagues included C. J. Shiner, Eric G. Clements, and Gerald Wild.
Cartwight eventually left Vittoria Street to take up a post with Manchester and Stockport Colleges of Art.
Cartwright persued a very successful teaching and design career.
Accompanying certificates and prizes awarded to Harry Roger Cartwright by the British Jewellers' Association:
1958 1st Modelling and Chasing 1958 1st Spinning 1960 1st Design Plate 1961 1st Silversmithing also awarded (no certificate) 1961 3rd Toolmaking
Also with certificates Two City of Guilds Certificates for Final Exam Goldsmiths & Silversmiths work 1960 at Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts. Also with 1959 Intermediate pass certificate. National Diploma In Design for Silversmithing 1962