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Celebrating Silver

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

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

The Beauty of Silver with Jessica Jue at the V&A

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

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

London Design Festival 2019

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 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

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