Alan Craxford Receives Freedom of the City of London

Alan Craxford Receives Freedom of the City of London

Alan Craxford received Freedom of the City of London on Monday 21st on his 70th Birthday. Alan is pictured with the Chamberlain and Freedom certificate and taken in front of the very elaborate one given to Admiral Lord Nelson. 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

Juliette Bigley to Exhibit in Miami with Crafts’ Council and New Craftsmen

Juliette Bigley Exhibiting as part of Design Miami with Crafts Council’s A Future Made Programme and New Craftsmen, 28th-3rd December  Wallpaper top 20 exhibitions for Design Miami features her ‘Four Bowls’ pictured here. Just finished Cosmima Art for Interiors – Vis a Vis, Knightsbridge – curated by Corinne Julius Cambridge Contemporary Art – current exhibition Roger… Continue Reading

Shona Marsh commissioned by Royal Engineers

At the start of the year was Shona Marsh was commissioned by the Royal Engineers to make a piece that celebrated the 300 year anniversary of the Sappers. The piece was created from 3 inter-twisting sections that represented the 3 main principles elements of the Sappers engraved with the key words engraved. Live:fight:move Design:resource:construct Solder: combat… Continue Reading

The celebration of special occasions with drinking vessels is rich in history and tradition. This Christmas, Studio Fusion Gallery is delighted to show work by some of the top metalsmiths in the UK: a selected group of contemporary designers/silversmiths reinterpreting the drinking experience. With pieces from members Juliette Bigley, Mary Ann Simmons, Angela Cork, Rebecca… Continue Reading

Wayne Meeten Solo Show at Garrard

In October 2016, silversmith Wayne Meeten had a solo exhibition at Garrards He also appeared on the front Cover of the Christie’s ‘Where Craft Meets Art’ catalogue and his piece was sold at auction. This charity auction gave people the chance to bid on some of the most exemplary craftsmanship the UK has to offer. The… Continue Reading

Cara Murphy wins Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

Silversmith Cara Murphy has won the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, of £15,000.  This unique bursary, administered by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland on behalf of the Rosy James Trust, aims to assist craft makers to develop their careers by developing a body of work which might otherwise have been unattainable. Cara’s work has developed… Continue Reading

Loucinda Nims from Bucks New University – 3D Contemporary Craft and Products won the Contemporary British Silversmiths “Design in Silver Award” at New Designers. Loucinda can use the prize of £1000 for training to advance her understanding of silversmithing. This wasn’t the only award Loucinda received – she also won the New Designers Craft &… Continue Reading

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