Brilliant Silver: Making a Silver Sculpted Head

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

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Our Members Feature Exclusively at De Vroomen Exhibition

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