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An online exhibition of Silversmiths who currently reside and practice in the UK. The goal is to show the best current contemporary silversmith work from the UK. This exhibition aims to explore if there is a specific British silversmith style that is different from silversmithing styles in other countries.
The works submitted have been made from 2011 onwards.
David Clarke , "INSALTED"
Sterling Silver, table salt.
10cm x 10cm x 5cm
Photography: David Clarke www.misterclarke.wordpress.com
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2015
Thank you for viewing this on-line exhibition, which I hope gives to a insight to the work of British based Silversmiths
I would like to personally thank all the makers who took the time to submit work for this on-line exhibition, in total of 131 images where submitted. Only one image from each maker is shown here, to see the full picture of the other works by these talented makers please visit my Pinterest Board
- Mark Fenn
Sandra Austin ‘Pullan’ (Cornish for rockpool) 2013 Sterling silver, hand fabricated Base - Cornish Delabole Slate H: 130mm L: 390mm
Photo credit - Paul Mounsey
Juliette Bigley "Milk and Cream Carafes" 2013, Britannia Silver, 90x140x60 photo credits Sussie Ahlburg
Florence Carter Pinch pots and Candle holders, 2013, Silver
David Clarke INFLUX COLLECTION 2012
Silver Plated Nickel Silver, Pewter. approx 8cm x 8cm x 12cm
photo credits David Clarke www.misterclarke.wordpress.com
Imogen Clarkstone Silver & Green 2013, Sterling Silver, Green spray paint, Pine, 25 cm x 6.5cm
Polly Collins Soft Spoon and Stitched Vessel 2013
Britannia Silver and Bog Oak wood (10 x 190 x 45mm and 95 x 85 x 95 mm) Photographer: Konrad Mielniczuk
Angela Cork - Pair of Oxidised Blown Vases
Hamish Dobbie Fingals Goblet. : 2012 Caption: Sterling Silver Goblet hand raised and 3D printed. Approximately 170mm Heigh and 70mm in diameter. Photographer: Tom Dobbie.
Hannah Felicity Dunne Molluscan Vase 2011
Caption: Fine silver, Hand-raised and chased, Diameter 14cm Height 20cm Photographer: Hannah Dunne www.hannahfelicitydunne.co.uk
Kirsty Eaglesfield Flotsam Tea Infuser Stick 2012 Sterling silver & driftwood, 15.5 x 2.5 x 1 cm Photo Kirsty Eaglesfield www.kirstyeaglesfield.co.uk
Mark Fenn Vessel
sterling silver part-gilt with macassar ebony (diospyros celbica) base 19.2cm high image credit Mike Blissett. www.mark-fenn.co.uk
Wally Gilbert Lily Vases
2011, 500mm tall, Britannia silver, Photographer Keith James, www.wallygilbert.co.uk
Stephanie Glaves Thrice
2013 Water jet cut nickel, cold worked and silver plated 26cmx26cmx12cm Photo Credit Nigel Essex
Shaun Grace Sterling Silver Cake 2012
Approx 250mm length Photographer: Richard Valenica www.shaungrace.co.uk
Diana Greenwood ‘Hogs Back’ Silver Vessel 2013 laser cut and fabricated sterling silver Dimensions: 190mm (h) x 85mm (dia base) Photo: Keith Leighton www.diana-greenwood.com
Stuart Griffiths Flat water by moonlight
2013 Britannia silver 0.9 20cm by 20cm sheet
Kathryn Hinton Square Faceted Dish 2012
Britannia silver, 140mm x 100mm x 20mm Photographer, Kathryn Hinton www.kathrynhinton.com
Sarah Hooker 003 Ladle 2013
Rachel Leighton row,row,row bowl
Georgina Leung Sharing 2013
Britannia Silver, Sterling Silver, Bamboo Photography:
Lauren Maclure Spun Vessels
Photographer Ant Clausen Photography
Jo McAllister Binoculars 2011
Fine silver, plastic optics, vintage leather strap with steel fixings. H:100mm, W:127mm, D:23mm
Photograph: Alexander Brattell
Samantha Moore Migration of Swallows 2011- 2012
Sterling Silver, Gold Vermeil
Pete Musson Parametric Representation
Ambika Nagpal Silver with turned wooden base
Theresa Nguyen Clothworkers’ Company Centrepiece, 2013
Britannia silver H 280mm x W 490mm x L 520mm
Photo credit: Packshot factory www.theresanguyen.co.uk
Sarah Pasley -Shiny things make it all better
Steffanie Percival 'Silent Thoughts' 2013
Photo Credit Nigel Essex http://www.artsthread.com/p/steffnie91
Katherine Priest - Spiral vase 7.5cm tall
Made from rapid-protyping and casting
Jacqueline Scholes To serve and share 2011
Fine silver, rosewood. Diameter of dish:15cm length: 28cm
photo credits Clarissa Bruce www.jacquelinescholes.com
Hazel Thorn Fractured Year 2012
Britannia silver, gilding-metal Measurements: aprox 20cm tall
Photo by: Hazel Thorn www.hazelthorn.co.uk
Adi Toch Little Beak Oil Drizzler, 2012
Britannia silver, dimensions: 11.5cm diameter x 9cm height
Photo: Sussie Ahlburgwww.aditoch.com
Louise Walker PLANET Rocking Bowl 2011
White Precious Metal & Stainless Steel Photographer: Emily Adams www.louisewalkerdesigns.com
About the Curator :- Mark Fenn
Mark Fenn is a contemporary studio Jeweller and Silversmith with a BA (Hons) degree in Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Jewellery from UCA.
Mark’s studio work is informed by the narrative and the personal. Mark is an award winning silversmith and a graduate member of Contemporary British Silversmiths. He is also a full member of The Association of Contemporary Jewellery and also sits on the ACJ advisory panel. He is based in the seaside town of Whitstable, Kent, UK. He is currently working on a book of Narrative Jewellery "Tales from the Tool Box" and will also be curating an online exhibition of Narrative Jewellery here on Crafthaus. Mark's web site can be found here www.mark-fenn.co.uk
“Message: Beyond Adornment”
Exhibition Announcement and Call for Your Readers Help and Participation
The Farnham based Jewellers and Silversmiths Network (JSN) have challenged themselves to design, make and exhibit a collection of works in response to the theme of:
“Message: Beyond Adornment”
The members of the JSN will be exploring creative boundaries and interpreting the theme in its broadest sense developing ideas including environmental, philosophical, social and personal in a variety of media.
The exhibition will run from 27th April 2014 – 7th June 2014 at The New Ashgate Gallery, Waggon Yard, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PS
THE JSN NEEDS YOU AND YOUR READERS TO PARTICIPATE
One of the displays will be a collection of work sent in by anyone who would like to join in be they professional, or amateur, young
or old. It will look at how we can try to take control of images of ourselves, a topical theme given the prevalence of social media sites and the speed with which our image can be spread across the internet
JSN Member Poppy Porter says; “ we are keen to involve as wide an audience as possible with this exhibition and engage with people beyond a passive viewing experience. Get involved make a necklace.”
THE BRIEF: Design and make a piece of revisable neckwear that says “I Agree” on one side and “I Disagree” on the other. This allows the wearer to physically attempt to send a message about whether they want their photo taken or not. “I Agree” and “I Disagree” is the terminology commonly used in computer software user agreements. You can use any materials you like in any style. There is only one proviso – it is a swap, you will not get your own necklace back but you will get someone else’s. Do not use precious materials unless you are willing to give them away – if you make a necklace out of diamonds be aware you may get one back made out of wool.
Submissions must be received by March 24th 2014
Send to : Rebecca Skeels, Jewellery and Metalwork, University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS
Including an SAE with postage to cover the return of a necklace.
NOTES TO EDITOR:
• "The Jewellers and Silversmiths Network is a group run by and for its members with the aim of strengthening links with other makers in the local area around Farnham, Surrey. We meet regularly at the Maltings, Farnham to exchange useful information and explore new skills. We also exhibit together as a group, presenting our work to as wide a range of people as possible. As members of the group, we are able to take advantage of, and create, collaborative opportunities that would not be available to us as individuals."
• The New Ashgate Gallery Trust is dedicated to promote and champion the best contemporary art and craft and to provide an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey. www.newashgate.org.uk
Please contact JSN for hi-res images via Dropbox on firstname.lastname@example.org.
thank you and yes that might be a good idea for a joint online exhibition....but I do have another one in the pipe line based on narrative which is a world wide call..but could you do one yourself based one makers down under? in the meantime...as to date I'm not that familiar with makers down under..so would be great to see what they are up to. regards Mark
thank you for your kind comment
Stunningly superb, a wonderful collection displaying the skills of talented people. It would be wonderful in the future to have a joint online exhibition with your cousins down under.
Beautiful and innovative collection of works of a centuries old art. Thank you for sharing, Mark.
I agree with you comment about the use of cad/cam within the field of craft. It is just another tool that we as makers have to hand..and the choice to use or not, myself I will use CAD to help visualise some work and where need be to help make..but I will not abandon the hand made
Hi Justified Sinner
thank you and yes I hoped to show some new makers I meet most of them at New Designers 2013 in London..great show and you can find some amazing work on display
Hi Atelier Hg
thank you for your comments and please do also look at the Pinterest Board where you will find some more work by Kathryn Hinton and the other makers featured here
Remarkable showing. What strikes me is the homogenous use of cad/cam with traditional handwork. Far from the myth that craft expertise and talent will be replaced by an amateur with a computer, this show demonstrates that makers will simply incorporate and absorb new tools and techniques to expand their vocabulary.
What a fantastic show. Thanks for putting this together. Good to see a sprinkling of recent graduates in there too.
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