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Video Profile: Jacqueline Mina, OBE

For the first time, we are honoured to have the prestigious British jewellery designer, Jacqueline Mina OBE, exhibiting at Goldsmiths’ Fair. In 2012, Jacqueline was awarded an OBE for her services to Art and has spent the past 35 years producing some of the most influential and beautiful work in the UK. Using traditional goldsmithing […]

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Prize Winner’s Choice: Sabine Konig

The Goldsmiths’ Company recently ran an online competition to win £250 worth of jewellery or silverware, from our UK based designer-makers listed on Who’s Who in Gold and Silver. The lucky winner was Christine Barclay, who chose a piece from one of her favourite jewellers, Sabine Konig. We spoke with Christine and Sabine to find out […]

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Focus On: Tools with Jo McAllister

Jo McAllister is one of the 34 new exhibitors at this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair. To make her signature work, Jo uses stone tools that are carefully selected from various landscapes for hand-feel, physical form and surface qualities. These tools create granite-like surface textures in pure silver and high carat golds. We spoke with Jo to […]

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Focus On: Timepieces with Marianne Forrest

Marianne Forrest has built an international reputation as a designer and maker of timepieces, from tiny wristwatches to vast sculptural clocks for towns and cities. We spoke with Marianne, one of Goldsmiths’ Fair’s only timepiece specialists, about her work and interest in this field. I. Have you always been passionate about time pieces? Where do […]

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May Birthstone: Emerald

Sarah Warsop is a jewellery designer and choreographer, whose hand made gold and silver pieces beautifully mirror movements and bodily sculptures formed in dance. Sarah is currently using emeralds sourced in Brazil in her latest Body 30’57” series. Here, she shares the story of how the emeralds came into her possession, along with photos of […]

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Video profile: Alan Craxford

Artist, jeweller and silversmith Alan Craxford, whose signature work features intricate hand engraving, shares his insights about creativity and craftsmanship.  

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April Birthstone: Diamond

Adopted from the Greek work “adamas,” meaning invincible, diamonds are a symbol of eternal love and have been believed to provide the wearer with strong relationships and great inner strength.  Diamonds originate in countries such as Australia, Ghana and Brazil and their colour is dependent upon the type of impurities present in the stone. London-based […]

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Goldsmiths’ Fair Photoshoot

Craft Central-based design consultants, Turnbull Grey, are freshening up the visual identity of Goldsmiths’ Fair.  We went behind the scenes at the photoshoot to watch dramatic new images being created. The shoot at Goldsmiths’ Hall featured a selection of fabulous gold and silver pieces provided by this year’s exhibitors. Manicurist, Chloe Singer and Photographer, Emma […]

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Interview: Rebecca Hill

We caught up with Cambridge-based silversmith Rebecca Hill, who exhibited at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2013 as a graduate. She also won Best New Design in Week One. See how her Goldsmiths’ Fair experience has developed and enhanced her business. I. Give us a potted history of your career and how you got where you are? Since […]

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