Contemporary British Silversmiths at the V&A

Join us at V&A South Kensington to see demonstrations by four silversmiths whose work encompasses a range of styles and techniques. In the morning you will have the opportunity to chat with and see the work of Alice Fry and Ray Walton and in the afternoon the makers will be Katie Watson and Vicki Ambery-Smith.… Continue Reading

Contemporary British Silversmiths at the V&A

Contemporary British Silversmiths began as the Association of British Designer Silversmiths in 1996. It was launched by a group of makers determined to give a voice to a new generation of silversmiths, rich in diverse talents with a wealth of exciting new ideas. Encouraging innovative thinking and re-affirming a shared commitment to excellence in design… Continue Reading

Brilliant Silver: Making a Silver Sculpted Head

Tony Bedford & Rauni Higson in conversation | Wednesday 4 November 2020 | 19:30 | £10 – Online Webinar. Tony will show the process of creating the sculpted head which won the Jacques Cartier Memorial Award in 2019. Hammering and chasing techniques formed a three dimensional sculpture from a single flat sheet of silver.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a supreme master silversmith; Tony has twice won the Jacques Cartier Memorial Award – the most prestigious award given by the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council.
This talk will inspire and fascinate silversmiths, silver aficionados and anyone interested in hearing about the creative processes behind a masterpiece.
The online talk will be delivered live by Zoom, with opportunity for Q&A.
The inaugural event in the “Brilliant Silver” anticipated series of talks brought to you by the Contemporary British Silversmiths Skills Training Programme. Continue Reading

London Craft Week will take place from 30 September – 8 October. In the lead up to the festival London Craft Week will be offering a glimpse into what to expect this autumn with a Virtual Preview that includes exclusive online masterclasses, demonstrations, conversations and product launches, as well as virtual behind-the-scenes exhibition, studio and… Continue Reading

LIVING SILVER: CONTEMPORARY SILVER FOR THE HOME Augustus Brandt Gallery in Petworth from 16 November 2019 to 05 January 2020 in partnership with Contemporary British Silversmiths Augustus Brandt Gallery is very proud and excited to announce the launch of ‘Living Silver’, an exhibition dedicated to revealing the highly creative and technically skilled work of British… Continue Reading

TRANSFORMING TRAINING FOR SILVERSMITHS A free day of live silversmithing demonstrations by Contemporary British Silversmiths at the V&A Sunday 15th September 2019 | 10am to 5pm Room 66, Silver Galleries, Victoria and Albert Museum In partnership with London Design Festival and the V&A Free, Drop In Sponsored by The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office A commitment… Continue Reading

The Clothworkers’ Company hosts Contemporary British Silversmiths London Craft Week 2019 | Friday 10 May 2019 The Making of a Silver Commission: Demonstrations | Lunchtime Talk In partnership with Contemporary British Silversmiths, the leading association for contemporary silver, The Clothworkers’ Company hosts a day of events, shining a light on the fascinating process of commissioning… Continue Reading

Member Patrick Davison wins Best New Design Award

  Kent-based designer-maker Patrick Davison has won the Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016 Best New Design Award (Week Two) for Box, an intriguing mixed metal container constructed with silver, brass, copper, bronze, and nickel silver (alpaca). Announcing the prize, Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director of the Crafts Council, the national agency for contemporary craft, drew attention to the… Continue Reading

Our Members Feature Exclusively at De Vroomen Exhibition

De Vroomen is delighted to introduce the De Vroomen Silver Festival, which will temporarily transform its jewellery shop into a fascinating contemporary silver gallery from Saturday 26 November to 24 December. The group exhibition will exclusively showcase the work of a selection of today’s most talented silversmiths from Contemporary British Silversmiths including Clive Burr, Angela Cork, Wally Gilbert,… Continue Reading