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A History of the Great XII Livery Companies

The Goldsmiths’ Company is fifth in the order of precedence of the Great Twelve Livery Companies in the City of London. But what does that mean? In a recording of a lecture given to the Members’ History Group, Dr Timothy Schroder discusses the history and establishment of the order of precedence of the ‘Great Twelve’.

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Commissioning Engagement Rings with Maya Selway and David McCaul

Jewellers Maya Selway and David McCaul in conversation with Janice Hosegood at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017. Maya and David talk about their own unique styles, and how they guide their clients through the commissioning process – discussing the types of metal and gemstones and the design process. Both also reflect on the benefits of the commissioning […]

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Creative Influences- Ami Pepper

Jeweller, Ami Pepper showed us some photographs of what influences her work. ‘The images of nature are taken from the coastlines around Pembrokeshire where I grew up. Gathering up all my beach comb finds I hoard them in my studio to study and take impressions.’ I carve all my pieces in wax. I love wax, […]

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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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