LONDON, May 17, 2011 – The Goldsmiths’ Centre, the Goldsmiths’ Company’s new state-of-the art building in the heart of London’s Clerkenwell, is due to open its doors in October 2011 and application packs are now available to apply to rent one of the 15 custom-built workshops and 9 studios.
Peter Taylor, Director Designate of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, said: “The Centre is the culmination of a 700 year tradition of support by the Goldsmiths’ Company for members of the jewellery, silversmithing and allied trades.
“Alongside the workshops and studios, there will also be conference, seminar and exhibition space. Together with a café and a regular programme of related specialist exhibitions and events, we hope the local community and general public will also benefit from and enjoy this re-energised building.”
The Goldsmiths’ Centre is a charitable enterprise initiated by the Goldsmiths’ Company, an institution with a unique standing within the industry.
The Centre has a clearly defined aim: to advance, maintain and develop art, craft, design and artisan skills, in particular for goldsmiths.
One of the main avenues for achieving this aim is by providing managed workspace and “a spiritual home” for those engaged or interested in these skills.
Eligibility to apply for one of the workshops in the Centre is fundamentally dependent on the applicant being in business and working within the fields of design or manufacture of precious metals (goldsmithing), the allied trades or those complementary to it.