British silversmiths to stage several events in 2012

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British silversmiths to stage several events in 2012

LONDON, March 2012 – British silversmiths, who are now being increasingly recognised for their skills, will stage several events in 2012 to showcase their work.
British Silver Week 2012 Festival of Silver brings together over 100 of the UK’s finest silversmiths in selling exhibitions displaying contemporary silversmithing pieces as practical and sculptural works of art.
The main event will be held at the Pangolin Gallery, London, from 12-18 May. www.pangolinlondon.com.GIA

“There truly is a renaissance of British silversmithing at the moment,” said Gordon Hamme, MD of British Silver Week.
“We consider that there have rarely been more fine silversmiths working in Britain at the same time.”
British Silver Week will also host the first silversmithing exhibition at the new Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell, London, in July.
2012 Programme:
Pangolin London                                            12th-18th May 2012       www.pangolinlondon.com
Press Day                                                     14th May 2pm
Festival of Silver                                             12th-16th May
Enamellers and Engravers                              17th May
Rising Stars                                                  18th May
Goldsmiths’ Centre Exhibition                         10th-14th July               www.goldsmiths-centre.org
Desire Fair                                                    Dates below                  www.craftinfocus.com
Richmond                                                     2nd-4th March 2012
Private View                                                  1st March
Henley-on-Thames                                         22nd-24th June 2012
Winchester                                                   16th-18th November 2012.
Selling Exhibitions
John Higgins Contemporary Silver, Lindfield       15th June – 1st July     contemporarysilver@live.com
Styles Silver, Hungerford                                  11th – 30th June          www.styles-silver.co.uk
William & Son, Mayfair                                    11th – 22nd June         www.williamandson.com
Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh                          TBC                            www.hamiltonandinches.com
Hamilton & Inches, Knightsbridge                     TBC                            www.hamiltonandinches.com
Cooksons, Birmingham                                   19th – 22nd June          www.cooksongold.com
Goldsmiths’ Centre Exhibition                          10-14 July
This is the very first silversmithing event at the brand new Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell, London: a creative development for designer makers.
The collection has been chosen by prominent dealers and collectors to demonstrate the renaissance of British silversmithing in our generation.
Throughout the week, visitors can see a huge range of silver objects created by British designers, meet the makers and attend seminars by some of the curators.
It is also a chance to see firsthand, the new building that will be at the heart of this creative field.
Silversmiths represented by:
•    Brett Payne
•    John Higgins Contemporary Silver
•    Pearson Collection
•    Styles Silver
•    William & Son
•  Seminars by John Andrew, curator of the Pearson Collection, and Derek Styles of Styles Silver on Wednesday 11 July 2.00pm – 4.00pm

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