See & Experience

Are you a craft lover? Or are you looking for that perfect handmade jewellery or silversmithing piece by new creative talent? Mark our next event into your diary or catch up on past Meet the Makers.

Discover new talent jewellery and silversmithing selling showcases, online Meet the Maker talks, pop-up events, demonstrations and much more at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. Learn about the sources of inspiration, materials and fascinating skills involved in creating beautifully designed jewellery and silversmithing.
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Creative Links: Working with Wire - An evening with jeweller Andrew Lamb
Thu 23 June 2022, 5pm - 6pm
Pay what you can (£3, £5 or £10), Online via Zoom [GMT]

Award winning jeweller Andrew Lamb draws and forms 18ct gold and silver wire to create delicate patterned and sculpted forms, inspired by nature and woven textiles. As part of the programme to accompany the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s exhibition Drawn and Formed: Contemporary Work with Gold and Silver Wire, in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Wyre Drawers, Andrew will present his extraordinary technique, his work and inspirations, and we will invite questions from the audience.

Jewellery and Art: Reading Portraits
Tue 28 June 2022, 5pm - 6pm
Pay what you can (£3, £5 or £10), Online via Zoom [GMT]

In this talk, Rachel Church will look at the history of rings and how men have used them as signs of wealth and power or gifts of love and friendship, to mourn loved ones, to show membership of societies or signal political affiliation and as fabulous and fashionable accessories. 

This event has been programmed to celebrate the publication of the book ‘A World of Invention, Rings from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection 1961-2022’ by Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of the Goldsmiths' Company Collection and Dr Frances Parton is the Deputy Curator, available to purchase through the Goldsmiths’ Centre Shop.

 

Apprentice to Masterpiece: The Work of the Goldsmiths' Apprentices
Until Thu 9 June 2022, Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm
Free entry, The Goldsmiths' Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD

For over 700 years, Goldsmiths’ Company apprentices have learnt their skills alongside experienced master craftspeople.

This showcase charts their 4-year journey and ‘Masterpieces’ of apprentices who completed their training and become Freemen of the Goldsmiths’ Company over the last 2 years. It also celebrates the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s role in managing the Apprenticeship Scheme, and the Foundation Programme that has provided initial training to many apprentices, since the Goldsmiths’ Centre opened ten years ago.