Fellow Institute Of Professional Goldsmiths (London)
Philip Noakes was made a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths (IPG) London, on the 25 August 2016, in the category of Silversmith.
The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths website
The objectives of the IPG include:
- To establish and maintain the highest standards of craftsmanship.
- To lay down distinctive classifications of members defining professional attainments and to confer on members the right to use distinctive letters (FIPG).
- To encourage or promote training for the craft of professional goldsmiths and to hold examinations for the attainment of relevant standard.
- To publish and/or distribute literature related to the trade of professional goldsmiths.
The highest level of membership is a “Fellow”, who is entitled to have the letters FIPG (Fellow of the IPG) after their name.
Fellows of the IPG are also permitted to use the IPG punch for work produced by themselves in their own workshops. The IPG punch mark is an internationally recognised guarantee of origin and quality and is applied only to the finest work produced by IPG Fellows.