Meet the Makers at Fortnum & Mason

May 10, 2018

For the month of May and to celebrate London Craft Week, we have teamed up with Fortnum & Mason, to curate a selection of exceptional jewellery and contemporary silver objects for sale across three floors of our Piccadilly store.

Featuring the work of emerging and established designer-makers alike, visit Fortnum’s between May 3rd-31st and during Craft Week itself (9-12th May) for the chance to Meet the Makers and purchase their work – catch the stunning work of contemporary jewellers and silversmiths in our Duke Street windows too.

Disa Allsopp: Inspiration in Gemstones
6-8pm Weds 9th May, 2nd Floor Jewellery Dept
Disa Allsopp set up her first studio in Barbados, where she was raised, before moving in 1996 to a studio in London, where she was born. Today, she is renowned for her innovative use of gemstones, and her work has been sold around the world.

Sarah Straussberg: Contemporary Jewellery from the Cutting Edge
3-5pm, Thurs 10th May, 2nd floor Jewellery Dept
Alumnus at both Brighton University and Central St. Martins College of Art, Sarah blends her love of sculpture with an eye for exquisite craftsmanship, and hand-makes every piece in her London workshop.

Tomasz Donocik: Modern Technology and Traditional Techniques
5:30-7:30pm, Fri 11th May, 2nd floor Jewellery Dept

Born in Poland and raised in Austria, Tomasz Donocik studied at Central Saint Martins, London. Captivated by jewellery design, Donocik honed his skills at the Royal College of Art, and his avant-garde work has since won awards from The Goldsmiths’ Company, Couture and more.

Mark Nuell: From Mine to Finger – Mining, Faceting and Goldsmithing
5:30-7:30pm, Sat 12th May, 2nd floor Jewellery Dept
Inspired into jewellery after early contact with gemstones in Australia – where his father mined sapphires – Mark learned to cut and polish these stones before working as a gem cutter and studying jewellery design and making in Sydney. Today, he continues to visit the mines where he enjoys unique access to beautiful rare sapphires.

Vicki Ambery-Smith: Silver Interpretations of Architecture
4:30-6:30pm, Tues 15th May, 1st Floor
Vicki has created unique interpretations of architecture for more than 20 years, and her individually designed pieces are based on real and imagined buildings alike. Today, Vicki’s work can be seen in collections such as those of the V&A, Crafts Council, Royal Scottish Museum, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Craft.

Sonia Cheadle: Contemporary but Classic
4:30-6:30pm, Thurs 17th May, 2nd floor Jewellery Dept
Contemporary but classic, understated and elegant, Sonia Cheadle’s beautifully subtle work combines innovative use of diamond with traditional materials and contemporary techniques – creating timeless classics, designed to be worn and celebrated each and every day.

James Dougall: Shape and Form in Silversmithing
4:30-6:30pm, Tues 22nd May, 1st Floor
James’ approach to designing for silver is based on an exploration of shape, form and function, and on his desire to find new ways of addressing how the medium is perceived in a rapidly changing world. His work has won numerous awards and been exhibited internationally, at acclaimed and famous locations around the world.

Stephanie Holt: Geometric, minimalist, colourful
4:30-6:30pm, Fri 25th May, 2nd floor Jewellery Dept
Stephanie is an award-winning jewellery artist and graduate of the School of Jewellery, Birmingham. Her work has a minimalist and geometric aesthetic whilst being colourful and celebratory. Inspired by the natural and un-natural wonders of the world, her statement pieces recently appeared on the catwalks of London Fashion Week 2018.

Susi Hines: Movement and texture in Jewellery
4:30-6:30pm, Tues 29th May, 2nd floor Jewellery Dept
Susi Hines is inspired by repetitive leaf patterns, eroded surfaces and movement which she creates through adjustable components or an aesthetic sense of fluidity through the subtle effects of coloured golds and surface quality. Her patented Mutabilis Collection rings may be taken apart, adapted and expanded, giving the wearer ultimate flexibility.

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