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Goldsmiths’ Fair Graduate Bursary Scheme

The Goldsmiths’ Company is keen to encourage and support the next generation of jewellers and silversmiths. To fulfil this we offer ten free stands on the Graduate Bursary Scheme at Goldsmiths’ Fair each year. Winners of the bursary get a free stand at Goldsmiths’ Fair, a £1,500 grant to help prepare for the Fair, and an […]

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Vicki Ambery-Smith: St Stephens Walbrook Commission

Vicki Ambery Smith has been recreating architecture on a small scale for over twenty years. Each piece tells a story and has a detailed design and making process. Last year at Goldsmiths’ Fair Vicki was commissioned to make a gift for the new Mayor of London, Charles Bowman. Charles Bowman has a particular interest in […]

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Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018 Applications Are Open

Applications to exhibit at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018 have now opened and close at 9am on 26 February.  The Goldsmiths’ Fair Selection Committee will meet in March and applicants will be advised of the outcome thereafter. From 25 September – 7 October 2018, Goldsmiths’ Fair will showcase the finest new collections from talented UK-based designer-makers. Last […]

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Couture Fashion Jewellery: The Personal Archive of Shaun Leane

The successful sale of Shaun Leane’s personal archive of iconic couture fashion jewellery took place at Sotheby’s, New York on 4 December. More than 40 pieces, many of which appeared in Alexander McQueen’s runway collections from the mid90s to 2008, raised a total of $2.6m (£1.94m), surpassing the sale’s original estimate of $2m (£1.49m). The […]

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Creative Influences- Shivani Patel

We’ve asked specific makers to show us imagery that is special to them and influences their work. Beginning with jeweller, Shivani Patel. Shivani showed us several photos taken in India, Grenada and Madrid. ‘I never directly use specific images to inspire a particular piece.  I suppose the images all feed into a subconscious part of […]

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New Work From Jacqueline Cullen

Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitor Jacqueline Cullen has made a collection of pieces that are the starting point and inspiration for an entirely new collection that will be launched in the new year. Jacqueline explained the making process to us: ‘I carved a fissure into a large jet sphere, had it scanned into a 3D digital model, […]

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Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios

Christmas is coming, and Cockpit Arts Open Studios are just around the corner. The Open Studios is the perfect opportunity to buy directly from craftspeople and artist-makers as well as a selected group of Cockpit Arts’ alumni. A selection of ceramics, homewares, jewellery, shoes, glass and several other crafts will all be on show, along […]

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Romilly Saumarez Smith in Conversation

– PODCAST – As part of our Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017 talks programme, jeweller and Woman’s Hour Crafts Prize finalist Romilly Saumarez Smith was joined in conversation by Lucie Gledhill, Anna Wales and jewellery authority Janice Hosegood. Romilly’s work aims to transform the stories contained in discarded everyday objects, such as dress pins found in the […]

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Red Carpet Jewellery with The Jewellery Editor

– PODCAST – As part of the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017 Breakfast Talk programme, we were delighted to welcome Maria Doulton, Editor-in-Chief and co-Founder of The Jewellery Editor. Maria spoke about Red Carpet Jewellery, and its influence on larger trends. A selection of images from the talk are available below.  

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