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Podcast: The Leekfrith Torcs

As part of our 2017 Goldsmiths’ Fair talks programme, we were delighted to welcome Dr Julia Farley, Curator of British and European Iron Age Collections at The British Museum, to talk on the subject of Gold in Britain 2,500 years ago with particular reference to the recent discovery of the ‘Leekfrith’ Torcs in Staffordshire.   […]

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Podcast: Omar Ramsden and the Artificers’ Guild

As part of the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017 talks programme, Eleni Bide, Goldsmiths’ Company Librarian, discussed the drawings of Omar Ramsden and the Artificers’ Guild and their connection to Arts and Crafts aesthetics and ideals. The Company’s archives date back to the 14th century, and the Library’s collections include over 8,000 books and over 15,000 images, magazines […]

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Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017, a successful 35th edition

The 35th edition of Goldsmiths’ Fair, the UK’s premier selling exhibition of precious metal jewellery and contemporary silver, closed its doors on Sunday afternoon. More than 8,000 individuals, including gallerists, international collectors, and jewellery enthusiasts of all stripes, visited the event and sales were strong. Staged at the iconic Goldsmiths’ Hall, the Fair unveiled the […]

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The V&A acquires piece by Juliette Bigley

Balancing Bowl (3), a boundary-pushing Sterling silver and patinated gilding metal objet d’art by Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitor Juliette Bigley, has been acquired by the V&A Museum, London. The highly sculptural piece explores the bowl form, yet doesn’t fully embrace practicality as its ‘concave’ element is shallow, off-centre and flat. The work’s rounded silver vessel ‘balances’ on a darkened […]

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Best New Design Award – Week Two

London-based jeweller Sonia Cheadle has won the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017 Best New Design Award (Week Two) for her exquisite Four Seasons Brooches comprising Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The series combines precious metals, diamonds and steel. Announcing the prize, curator and journalist Corrine Julius drew attention to the brooches’ natural sense of movement and quiet […]

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