Education and Outreach

Women in Silversmithing at the V&A | 9 May 2018

Women in Silversmithing at the V&A | 9 May 2018

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time, Contemporary British Silversmiths invites two leading female silversmiths, Jane Short and Miriam Hanid to demonstrate their exceptional craft at the V&A. Jane Short, one of Britain’s leading… Continue Reading

Contemporary British Silversmiths Launches Skills Training Programme for Silversmiths

Contemporary British Silversmiths Launches Skills Training Programme for Silversmiths

PROTECTING THE FUTURE OF BRITISH SILVERSMITHING SKILLS This month Contemporary British Silversmiths and the Goldsmiths’ Centre are working in partnership to launch an innovative skills training programme that will protect and promote excellence in British silversmithing skills. Contemporary British Silversmiths’ and the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s mission is to preserve making skills for future generations and provide… Continue Reading

Contemporary British Silversmiths at London Design Festival 2016

Contemporary British Silversmiths at London Design Festival 2016

Contemporary British Silversmiths were delighted to take part in this year’s London Design Festival at the V&A. Alongside our Silver Speaks: ‘Idea to Object’ display in the Silver Galleries at the V&A, acclaimed silversmith Rebecca de Quin spent the day in the Galleries demonstrating her technique of quilting silver. We had an unprecedented interest and spent… Continue Reading

Contemporary British Silversmiths at ‘Make Your Mark’

Contemporary British Silversmiths at ‘Make Your Mark’

Once again, Contemporary British Silversmiths was delighted to participate in Make Your Mark at the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office on the 1st and 2nd November 2016 to offer advice to students and graduates on a career in silversmithing. Make Your Mark is the UK’s biggest careers event for apprentices and students of jewellery and allied trades.… Continue Reading

Elements Festival of Gold and Silver 2016

Elements Festival of Gold and Silver 2016

Contemporary British Silversmiths was delighted to partner with Elements in Edinburgh this year to continue to promote silver in contemporary life through its Silver Speaks programme. Many members were represented at the event and demonstrations were held by Hazel Thorn, Mary Ann Simmons and Hamish Dobbie. Elements 2, a festival of gold and silver held in… Continue Reading

Pamela Rawnsley Memorial Lecture 2015

Pamela Rawnsley Memorial Lecture 2015

Contemporary British Silversmiths introduces the inaugural Pamela Rawnsley Memorial lecture, celebrating her life and work   “INSPIRE” is the first in a series of lectures organised by Contemporary British Silversmiths in partnership with the Victoria and Albert Museum to commemorate and celebrate the life and work of silversmith Pamela Rawnsley (1952 – 2014). The work of… Continue Reading

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