Desire at Chelsea 2017

Desire at Chelsea 2017

This year, Contemporary British Silversmiths will be exhibiting at Desire in Chelsea Desire has become firmly established as the “must visit” event for its stunning collection and unrivalled choice of contemporary jewellery and stylish silverware. The fairs present highly talented exhibitors who have been selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship and have a genuine… Continue Reading

Shannon O’Neill makes Grand National Trophy

LEADING SILVERSMITH AND MEMBER Shannon O’Neill has been selected by sponsor Random Health to make the prestigious Grand National Trophy. For the first time in the race’s history, Randox Health will create a unique trophy each year by a contemporary silversmith, thanks to the Goldsmiths’ Company’s Curatorial Department. Miniature versions of the trophy will also be presented to the jockey, trainer… Continue Reading

Adi Toch at COLLECT 2017 with CAA

Member Adi Toch has been chosen by Contemporary Applied Arts to create a bespoke installation. Receptive Vessels is a new body of work developed for Collect Spotlight and presented by Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery. The installation of ten vessels on stilts explores the relationship between the spectator and a potentially sentient object through a sensitive… Continue Reading

Alan Craxford at 70

Alan Craxford is well-known for his highly individual application of hand engraving on precious metal, both jewellery and larger silver pieces. His work frequently tells a story or spins a tale of magic and wonder: the stars, the moon, the cosmos are favourite inspirations for his genuinely precious and dazzling one-off pieces. This showcase at… Continue Reading

Adi Toch wins Wallpaper* Design Award 2017

We are delighted to announce that member Adi Toch has been selected for a 2017 Wallpaper* Design Award. The Awards, described by Wallpaper* Magazine as ‘buffer than the Oscars, naughtier than the Nobels, the Wallpaper* Design Awards anoint the people, places and particular things that made our year.’ Image: 2017 Wallpaper* Design Award, Best after-dinner tipple, Wine Pourer,… Continue Reading

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Silver: Light and Shade at the Holburne Museum, Bath

Members of Contemporary British are taking part in Silver: Light and Shade which explores the unique properties of an extraordinary material. Best appreciated when handled and used, silver is lustrous and alive. The colour and patina of silver are affected by the techniques used to work it and the way it has been cared for. Silver can… Continue Reading

Adi Toch at Holburne Museum in Bath

Adi Toch’s ‘Wide Open’ which was commissioned by P&O Makower for National Museum of Wales two years ago is on loan for the exhibition Silver: Light and Shade at Holburne Museum, Bath. It is displayed amongst pieces by Michael Rowe and Alistair McCallum as well as superb historical works exploring different approaches to silver. The… Continue Reading

Vicki Ambery-Smith has an exhibition opening at Woldstone Gallery, Woodstock near Oxford  on Friday Dec 9th 2016. She has also recently completed two big commissions: 1. The London Business School commissioned a piece based on its building in Regent’s Park.  It is a gift for a very generous donor.  19cms wide.  Mary Ann Simmons did the photo etching. 2. A box based on… Continue Reading

Kay Ivanovic Completes Six Commissions for Chatsworth House

Kay Ivanovic recently completed a commission from the Duke of Devonshire for Chatsworth House for six chased silver water jugs with coasters. A sighting of swallows in spring led her to a theme of bird-related forms and images; feathers, swoops, flight, broody hens. Continue Reading