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Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018 Day 4: Roundup

Day 4 – Friday 28 September Yesterday morning we welcomed Carol Michaelson, Curator in the Department of Asia at The British Museum who has degrees in Western history and Chinese language and culture and has worked in the British Museum since 1990 where she curates Chinese jades, bronzes and early lacquer. Carol spoke about the chronological […]

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Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018 Day 3: Roundup

Day 3 – Thursday 27 September This morning we welcomed Ian Bone of Capricorn Gems and Stuart Pool of Nineteen48, who talked about ethical gemstones. If you didn’t manage to attend, this talk was recorded and will be available as a podcast soon. In the afternoon, Janice Hosegood was in conversation about alternative wedding jewellery […]

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Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018 Day 2: Roundup

Day 2 – Wednesday 26 September Yesterday evening we presented our Best New Design Award for Week One, chosen by Vicki Broakes of the V&A. This year’s winner is Hazel Thorn. Kayo Saito was specially commended for her collection. This morning we welcomed jewellery legend Elizabeth Gage to Goldsmiths’ Fair. Elizabeth was speaking about her […]

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Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018 Day 1: Roundup

Goldsmiths’ Fair opened its doors at 11am this morning, after a incredible reception at the preview evening yesterday! We’re very excited to reveal our special exhibitions for this year’s Fair including Wendy Ramshaw, The Nature of Silver, Court Cups and Medals and Excellence Drawn. This evening the Best New Design Awards were announced. Congratulations to silversmith […]

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The Nature of Silver

The upcoming special exhibition of silver treasures from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection puts the spotlight on innovative historic and contemporary silver inspired by nature. The Nature of Silver will be on display at this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair in late September and early October. Dr. Dora Thornton, Curator of the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection, has delved into […]

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Hothouse 2019

Applications are now open for Hothouse, a programme of creative and business development, which provides talented new makers with the tools to grow a sustainable and successful creative business. The deadline for applications is 7th September 2018 and the programme starts in January 2019. Hothouse brings together a diverse group of talented makers from all […]

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Adi Toch

Podcast: New Forms and Finishes in Silver

As part of our 2017 talks programme, Corinne Julius, jewellery authority and curator, discussed new forms and finishes in silver and the joys of working in metal with silversmiths Adi Toch and Ane Christensen. Adi Toch’s work is exhibited internationally and included in major public collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, National Museums […]

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Brooch by Jonothan Boyd

Podcast: The Poetics of Jewellery

As part of our 2017 talks programme, Corinne Julius, jewellery authority and curator, discussed the poetics of jewellery with jewellers Cristina Zani and Jonathan Mathew Boyd. Cristina Zani is an Edinburgh based jeweller and Jonathan Mathew Boyd is a jeweller and lecturer at The Royal College of Art. Jonathan Boyd video – Blooming Jewels Jonathan […]

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Why I Collect- Linda

We went to visit jewellery collector and Goldsmiths’ Fair Ambassador, Linda at her colourful home in London where she showed us her unique collection of contemporary jewellery. When did you begin collecting jewellery/ silver? My husband collects silver and he probably started with a Graham Stewart jug about 25 years ago, when I also bought […]

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