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Living Silver: Contemporary Silver for the Home

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

Surface Matters at Dublin Castle

Surface Matters at Dublin Castle

Cara Murphy has created two new pieces for The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, PORTFOLIO Critical Selection 2019-2020, on show at The Coach House, Dublin Castle. Bubble Ring consists of twelve enamel bowls resting on a walnut ring. The exhibition runs from 22nd February until 19th May 2019 Continue Reading

Summer Exhibition at John Higgins Contemporary Silver

Summer Exhibition at John Higgins Contemporary Silver

The finest contemporary silver and jewellery on show in June With new work from many of the UK’s leading silversmiths and enamellers, and over 250 fabulous pieces of contemporary jewellery on show, John Higgins – founder of the Contemporary Silver Gallery – gets his 9th Summer Exhibition in Lindfield underway in June. “It’s such a… Continue Reading

Women in Silversmithing at the V&A | 9 May 2018

Women in Silversmithing at the V&A | 9 May 2018

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time, Contemporary British Silversmiths invites two leading female silversmiths, Jane Short and Miriam Hanid to demonstrate their exceptional craft at the V&A. Jane Short, one of Britain’s leading… Continue Reading

Shannon O’Neill makes Grand National Trophy

Shannon O’Neill makes Grand National Trophy

LEADING SILVERSMITH AND MEMBER Shannon O’Neill has been selected by sponsor Random Health to make the prestigious Grand National Trophy. For the first time in the race’s history, Randox Health will create a unique trophy each year by a contemporary silversmith, thanks to the Goldsmiths’ Company’s Curatorial Department. Miniature versions of the trophy will also be presented to the jockey, trainer… Continue Reading

Adi Toch at COLLECT 2017 with CAA

Adi Toch at COLLECT 2017 with CAA

Member Adi Toch has been chosen by Contemporary Applied Arts to create a bespoke installation. Receptive Vessels is a new body of work developed for Collect Spotlight and presented by Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery. The installation of ten vessels on stilts explores the relationship between the spectator and a potentially sentient object through a sensitive… Continue Reading

Alan Craxford at 70

Alan Craxford at 70

Alan Craxford is well-known for his highly individual application of hand engraving on precious metal, both jewellery and larger silver pieces. His work frequently tells a story or spins a tale of magic and wonder: the stars, the moon, the cosmos are favourite inspirations for his genuinely precious and dazzling one-off pieces. This showcase at… Continue Reading

Adi Toch at Holburne Museum in Bath

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

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