We were delighted to welcome to this year’s Fair Dr Beatriz Chadour-Sampson and Janice Hosegood to speak about Barbara Cartlidge and Electrum Gallery.
The talk coincided with their recent publication, Barbara Cartlidge and Electrum Gallery: A Passion for Jewellery, and the exhibition at this year’s Fair which featured 18 exquisite and boundary-pushing pieces of jewellery crafted in the 60s and 70s.
A Freeman of the Goldsmith’s Company, Cartlidge’s influence on subsequent generations of jewellers is clearly evident. In addition to making jewellery and opening her gallery, Cartlidge is an established author and jewellery historian, known for her jewellery books including Twentieth-Century Jewellery and Rings Through the Ages. She is also a well-respected educator, having lectured on the subject of jewellery at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Christie’s Education. Cartlidge continues to make her home in the UK.
You can read more about the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016 exhibition here. A selection of images from the lecture are at the bottom of this page.