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Made For The Table

Made for the Table at The Harley Gallery presents contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Silver Collection. A bespoke dining table is laid with newly commissioned silver and a selection of modern glass, ceramics and textiles by leading UK artisans, brought together in a vibrant and colourful display. This modern table setting is introduced by extraordinary […]

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Shades of Grey: Understanding the Surface of Silver

– PODCAST – As part of our Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017 talks programme, we were delighted to welcome to Catrin Jones, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Holborne Museum. In this abridged version of her Breakfast Talk, Catrin speaks about understanding the surface of silver, and how silversmiths can transform the surface of silver by creating […]

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Iron Age Gold: The Leekfrith Torcs

– PODCAST – 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 […]

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Omar Ramsden and the Artificers’ Guild

– PODCAST – 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 […]

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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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