Katie Holyoak

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Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018: Excellence Made

The finest goldsmithing and silversmithing, for all its dirty workshops and weathered instruments, is all about innovation and refinement.  An alchemy of technique and inspiration, forged through experimentation, and appealing to intellect and passion alike.  The resulting treasures embody the rich narrative of craftsmanship, informed by the personality of the maker and the materials, and […]

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V&A: Preserving the Past, Curating the Future

From the new Exhibition Road Quarter to the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, exhibitions on embroidery to Ocean Liners and Opera – the V&A’s past bridges its future. Dr Tristram Hunt traces the V&A’s genesis from its Victorian roots, discussing how the Museum’s founding commitment to the ‘artisan in design’ continues to define its mission today. […]

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Nelson’s Lost Jewel: Recreating the Chelengk

A recording from an evening at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Monday 5 March, 2018. Jewellery expert Joanna Hardy, historian Martyn Downer (author of Nelson’s Lost Jewel), jeweller Philip Denyer and Roger Stephenson, the Deputy Chairman at Lock & Co Hatters discuss Nelson’s Chelengk, one of the most iconic jewels in British history. The ‘Chelengk’: a turban/hat […]

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New Work at Collect

Collect 2018 opened to the public at midday today. We are delighted to be showing at Collect for the first time, and to be presenting brand new work by many makers. Below are some of the highlights of the new work – come and visit us at Collect to see more!

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Goldsmiths’ Fair at Collect

We are delighted to be bringing a selection of Goldsmiths’ Fair makers to Collect for the first time. We will be showcasing some of the UK’s best craftsmen working in precious metals and debuting many brand new pieces from Goldsmiths’ Fair makers, to be revealed on Thursday! Follow us on social media to be amongst the […]

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Juliette Bigley: Collect Open

Introduced in 2011, Collect Open shines a light on individual makers, and provides a platform to present exceptional new works at a much larger scale. Included amongst the 14 makers in 2018 is Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitor, Juliette Bigley. Juliette will be presenting a new work, TABLE, her first installation and her largest work today to […]

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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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Romilly Saumarez Smith in Conversation

– PODCAST – As part of our Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017 talks programme, jeweller and Woman’s Hour Crafts Prize finalist Romilly Saumarez Smith was joined in conversation by Lucie Gledhill, Anna Wales and jewellery authority Janice Hosegood. Romilly’s work aims to transform the stories contained in discarded everyday objects, such as dress pins found in the […]

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Red Carpet Jewellery with The Jewellery Editor

– PODCAST – As part of the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017 Breakfast Talk programme, we were delighted to welcome Maria Doulton, Editor-in-Chief and co-Founder of The Jewellery Editor. Maria spoke about Red Carpet Jewellery, and its influence on larger trends. A selection of images from the talk are available below.  

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