Egle Banyte is a Lithuanian jewellery maker based in Belfast. Her work is inspired by her youth in rural Lithuania, Baltic tradition, Constructivism, and Northern European aesthetics. Egle's work is handcrafted using traditional techniques and materials, yet manifesting a contemporary style.

In 2018, Egle was awarded a Goldsmiths’ Company Precious Metal Grant; the New Designers Goldsmiths’ Company Jewellery Award; and a Future Makers Award by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. In 2019, she was awarded the RDS Craft Award and a bursary to participate in the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Fair, London.



2016 – 2018 – BA Hons Ceramics, Jewellery and Silversmithing | Ulster University, Belfast

2015 – 2016 – BA Hons Textile Art, Design and Fashion | Ulster University, Belfast


July 2017 – Goldsmiths’ Company Undergraduate Summer School | Goldsmiths’ Centre, London

August 2018 - Work Experience at the Goldsmiths' Company | Goldsmiths’ Centre, London



2019 RDS Craft Award

2019 Goldsmiths’ Fair Graduate Bursary Scheme

2018 – New Designers Goldsmiths' Company Jewellery Award

2018 – Future Makers Materials Support Award, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

2018 – Product Design – Handmade Product Award, Irish Graduate Design Awards 2018, Institute Designers Ireland

2018 – Goldsmiths’ Company Precious Metal Grant

2017 – Ulster University Dean’s List Award for Outstanding Achievement

2017 – Ulster University Scholarship to attend Goldsmiths’ Centre Undergraduate Summer School

2016 – Ulster University Dean’s List Award for Outstanding Achievement


December 2019 – Gifted | RDS, Dublin (upcoming)

October 2019 – Goldsmiths’ Fair | Goldsmiths’ Hall, London (upcoming)

December 2018 – Graduate Design Awards 2018 exhibition | Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Dublin

June 2018 – New Designers | Business Design Centre, London

June 2018 – Graduation Show | Ulster University, Belfast

March 2017 – Made 2017, The Craft & Design Collective’s Annual Exhibition | Space CRAFT, Belfast

December 2016 – Christmas Exhibition | Ulster University, Belfast


Since 2018 Licentiate of The Society of Designer Craftsmen (LSDC)