‘Collecting is ultimately an investment in meaning. Treasure those objects that inspire you, acquire others and before you know it, you’ve started collecting.’ – David Mills, Director, Goldsmiths’ Fair
This year’s Fair shines a light on collectors, collections and the joy of buying pieces that speak directly to you. It’s been suggested that ‘collectors don’t create collections, collections choose the collector.’ You may have inadvertently started collecting by acquiring pieces you love over the years. Goldsmiths’ Fair lets you explore the finest craftsmanship, creativity and innovation in contemporary jewellery silver. A chance to augment your collection with something uniquely meaningful to you.
136 independent designer makers will showcase their newest collections this Autumn. Adorned with diamonds, wood, enamel, glass, resin.. precious metal jewellery and silver objects will be available to buy across the two weeks.
Explore the theme of collecting through our exhibitions
Containing Silver, curated by Dr Dora Thornton, draws from the Goldsmiths’ Company and Pearson Collections.
The Art of Collecting, curated by Janice Hosegood, presents a selection unique pieces drawn from personal collections.
The Buffet Plate, a selection from the Goldsmiths’ Company Historic and Contemporary Plate Collection will be on display together in an innovative display to highlight the Company’s history of commissioning.
In addition our Talks Programme will touch on a range of topics relevant to both new and experienced collectors.