The Making of a Silver Commission

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

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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

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’

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

Erin O’Connor Selects 7 Members

Since 2014, Goldsmiths’ Fair has featured an illustrious figure in the creative industries in the role of Guest Curator. Zaha Hadid was Guest Curator in 2014 and Julia Peyton-Jones in 2015. This year the Company was delighted to welcome supermodel Erin O’Connor to make her selection. Erin O’Connor, whose grace, elegance and strong work ethic have… Continue Reading

Silver: The Dark Side

Silver: The Dark Side was a trailblazing exhibition at this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair that showcased silver in a dramatic new light. Out of 19 selections made by curator Brian Kennedy, 16 were members of Contemporary British Silversmiths. This special display of new and recent work from some of the UK’s most exciting silversmiths and jewellers… Continue Reading

Silver Speaks at Goldsmiths’ Fair

Once again, members of Contemporary British Silversmiths made up the majority of silversmiths represented at Goldsmiths’ Fair. Goldsmiths’ Fair, organised by The Goldsmiths’ Company, is recognised internationally as the premier showcase in the UK for contemporary designer jewellery and silver. It’s a celebration of the best of British goldsmithing and silversmithing talent and a treasure… Continue Reading

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