Will completed a one year pre-apprenticeship course at the Goldsmiths’ Centre and then joined as Steve Ottewill’s apprentice in 2016.
Lewis Towens joined the company and has been bound as an apprentice in 2017 under the guidance of his father, Paul Towens, a Cartier Award winning craftsman.
Both will embark on the development of an apprentice piece of work which will be presented to the Goldsmiths’ Company on the completion of their 5 years. Upon completion they will be awarded the Freedom of the Goldsmiths’ Company as well as the Freedom of the City of London.
Ottewill Silversmiths have had the pleasure of designing and manufacturing a wonderful Chalice and Paten for the Royal Engineers based at Brompton Barracks, Chatham for King’s Chapel Gibraltar. Their long association was being celebrated with this gift presented to Father Mark Jackson at the end of November. Representatives of the Corps of the Royal Engineers travelled to Gibraltar for a special ceremony.
A special feature of the chalice was the use of a piece of polished Gibraltar Rock as the knop. The chalice was used for a communion service and will remain with the Chapel.