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About the exhibition

This ground-breaking exhibition celebrated the exceptional creativity and skill which make Britain a world leader in modern silver. The Silversmith’s Art featured 150 masterpieces made by 66 acclaimed silversmiths between 2000 and 2015. 

At the heart of the exhibition is The Goldsmiths’ Company’s role as patron of contemporary studio silver. This guild, situated in the City of London, has supported Britain’s gold and silversmithing trades for over 700 years.

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Today it holds a world-renowned collection of British silver and commissions exceptional creative work each year, which is profiled in the exhibition. Supported by films and workshop installations, the exhibition examines key silversmithing techniques and the inspirations behind artist-silversmiths’ cutting-edge designs. Highlights include major works by Stuart Devlin, Malcolm Appleby, Michael Lloyd, Jane Short and Rod Kelly, to name just a few. 

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  • ‘Spiritus’ centrepiece, 2010, Theresa Nguyen. Measurements: Height 19.5cm Width 26.5cm Diameter 24cm. Image © The Goldsmiths Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’. '

    ‘Spiritus’ centrepiece, 2010, Theresa Nguyen. Measurements: Height 19.5cm Width 26.5cm Diameter 24cm. Image © The Goldsmiths Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’. '
  • ‘Aqua Poesy VII' vase, 2003, Hiroshi Suzuki. Measurements: Height 30.6cm Diameter 18cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’.'

    ‘Aqua Poesy VII' vase, 2003, Hiroshi Suzuki. Measurements: Height 30.6cm Diameter 18cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’.'
  • ‘Bowl’, 2009, Michael Lloyd. Measurements: Height 7cm Width 30cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'. '

    ‘Bowl’, 2009, Michael Lloyd. Measurements: Height 7cm Width 30cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'. '
  • ‘Millennium Dish’, 1999, Jane Short. Measurements: Height 5cm Diameter 35cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’.'

    ‘Millennium Dish’, 1999, Jane Short. Measurements: Height 5cm Diameter 35cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’.'
  • ‘Shetland Bird’ vase, 2013. Sheila McDonald. Measurements: Height 14cm Width 15cm. Image © The Goldsmiths' Company Courtesy. ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’.'

    ‘Shetland Bird’ vase, 2013. Sheila McDonald. Measurements: Height 14cm Width 15cm. Image © The Goldsmiths' Company Courtesy. ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’.'
  • ‘Wrapped Birch’ vessel, 2011, Hazel Thorn. Measurements: Height 10.8cm Width 8.5cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company Courtesy. ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’.'

    ‘Wrapped Birch’ vessel, 2011, Hazel Thorn. Measurements: Height 10.8cm Width 8.5cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company Courtesy. ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’.'
  • ‘Pine Cone’, 2007, Junko Mori. Measurements: Height 16cm Width 17cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’. '

    ‘Pine Cone’, 2007, Junko Mori. Measurements: Height 16cm Width 17cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’. '
  • 'Tectonic beakers I and II', 2014, Malcolm Appleby and Jane Short. Measurements: Height 7.2cm Width 8.5cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'.'

    'Tectonic beakers I and II', 2014, Malcolm Appleby and Jane Short. Measurements: Height 7.2cm Width 8.5cm. Image © The Goldsmiths’ Company. Courtesy ‘Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'.'

 

Header Image: 

'Shetland Bird' vase, 2013. Sheila McDonald
Measurements: Height 14cm Width 15cm
Image © The Goldsmiths' Company
Courtesy 'Collection: The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'.'

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When

18 Sep 2015 - 4 Jan 2016

Where

Exhibition Gallery 2, Level 3

How much

Free