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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

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

Contemporary British Silversmiths Launches Skills Training Programme for Silversmiths

Contemporary British Silversmiths Launches Skills Training Programme for Silversmiths

PROTECTING THE FUTURE OF BRITISH SILVERSMITHING SKILLS This month Contemporary British Silversmiths and the Goldsmiths’ Centre are working in partnership to launch an innovative skills training programme that will protect and promote excellence in British silversmithing skills. Contemporary British Silversmiths’ and the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s mission is to preserve making skills for future generations and provide… Continue Reading

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