SIDE x SIDE – EDGE > EDGE is a collection of silverware by Contemporary British Silversmiths and the first exciting collaboration with the Finnish Silversmiths Association and students and staff at the Lahti University of Applied Sciences Institute of Design, the exhibition features 75 pieces of new work designed and made in response to the themed title.
Finnish manufacturer Kultakeskus Oy generously sponsored each participating maker with 1kg of silver encouraging members to challenge their creative thinking. In keeping with the organisation’s educational remit Graduate members of Contemporary British Silversmiths will be participating with Full members.
The exhibition was launched, alongside the Silver Trust’s stunning 10 Downing Street collection, at Häme Castle in Hämeenlinna in 4 August 2009. Finland’s oldest castle provided a wonderful contrasting space in which to show contemporary silverware. The first UK venue for the exhibition will be the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro in September 2010
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