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Summer Exhibition at John Higgins Contemporary Silver

Summer Exhibition at John Higgins Contemporary Silver

The finest contemporary silver and jewellery on show in June With new work from many of the UK’s leading silversmiths and enamellers, and over 250 fabulous pieces of contemporary jewellery on show, John Higgins – founder of the Contemporary Silver Gallery – gets his 9th Summer Exhibition in Lindfield underway in June. “It’s such a… Continue Reading

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

Decorative Art and Design Sale at Bonhams Knightsbridge

Decorative Art and Design Sale at Bonhams Knightsbridge

Bonhams Decorative Art and Design Sale | London 27 September 2017 View Online Catalogue Buy Catalogue Auction Enquiries Stunning and pioneering works in silver specially commissioned for the recent Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition, Silver Speaks: ‘From Idea to Object’ will be offered at Bonhams Decorative Art and Design Sale in London on 27 September.… Continue Reading

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

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

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 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

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

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

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