Katie Holyoak

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Jade Jewellery: A Chronological History

Listen to the British Museum’s Carol Michaelson talk on the history of Jade Jewellery. A Curator in the Department of Asia at The British Museum, Carol 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. This […]

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Studio Fusion Gallery

Present 10 November – 12 January Unit 1:06, Oxo Tower Wharf SE1 9PH An exhibition of colourful necklaces and new work from every artist to coincide with the festive season. Goldsmiths’ Fair makers represented at Studio Fusion include: Adi Toch, An Alleweiredlt, Chris Boland, Daphne Krinos, Emmeline Hastings, Grace Girvan, Jane Adam, Jessica Turrell, John Moore, […]

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Cockpit Arts: Open Studios

Holborn: 23 – 25 November | Deptford: 30 November – 2 December Meet over 170 different craftspeople over the two weekend openings at Cockpit Arts’ studios; located in the heart of Bloomsbury and in the creative South East London neighbourhood of Deptford. Open Studios is the only time Cockpit Arts is open to the public; […]

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COSMIMA: 14th Annual Show

22nd – 25th November The Clerkenwell Gallery, 20 Clerkenwell Green London, EC1R 0DP Join some of our Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors for their annual selling showcase. The five core members of COSMIMA are Hidemi Asano, Chris Carpenter, Ulla Hörnfeldt, Daphne Krinos and Louise O’Neill. This year, they will also be joined by Adi Toch, Simone ten Hompel, Emily […]

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Ethical Jewellery

Jewellers Hannah Bedford and Marie Walshe discuss ethical jewellery with Janice Hosegood. Marie uses fair trade and recycled gold, and works closely with mines and gemstone dealers to ensure that her pieces are as ethical as is possible. All of Hannah’s  diamonds and precious stones are also of high quality and sourced through ethical means. Hannah is […]

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Coloured Gemstones in Jewellery

As part of our Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018 talks programme jewellers Tina Engell, Mark Nuell and Maria Frantzi spoke with journalist and curator Corinne Julius about working with coloured gemstones. The jewellers spoke about how they first set out, when they first started using coloured gemstones, and how their style has evolved over their career. Images […]

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Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018: Highlights

We welcomed nearly 9,000 visitors through our doors for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018 – a celebration of the finest jewellers and silversmiths working in the UK. Below are some of our highlights. We look forward to welcoming you next year! 24 – 29 September and 1 – 6 October 2019. Object of the Day Once again […]

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Elizabeth Gage: Taking the Past into the Present and Making it Wearable

Recorded at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018, jewellery legend Elizabeth Gage talks about her work and her career. One of the most influential jewellery designers of the last five decades, Elizabeth Gage’s jewellery is admired for its imaginative use of colour and gemstones. www.elizabeth-gage.com  

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Best New Design Award: Week Two

The winner of Best New Design Award for Week Two of Goldsmiths’ Fair is Andrew Lamb, whose Vortex Brooch was chosen by jewellery expert and Antiques Roadshow regular, Joanna Hardy. Joanna said of Andrew’s piece: “This for me is craftsmanship of the highest calibre. Andrew Lamb is a goldsmith that keeps pushing his boundaries as a […]

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Best New Design Award – Week One

The winner of Goldsmiths’ Fair Best New Design Award for Week One was announced at Goldsmiths’ Fair on Wednesday. This year’s winner was chosen by Victoria Broackes, senior curator for the department of theatre and performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Vicky chose Hazel Thorn as the winner, for her latest collection of work. […]

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