Goldsmiths’ Fair II, Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2, 22nd September – 4th October 2015
The jewellery of noted designer-maker John Donald (a Liveryman of the Goldsmiths’ Company) is the subject of a special exhibition at the Fair and it coincides with the October publication of his autobiography Precious Statements (McNidder & Grace). Some twenty-four of his innovative designs, dating between 1958 and 2002, will be on show.
HRH Princess Margaret was one of his patrons, no doubt attracted by his use of textured gold and silver for his sculptural forms. His use of uncut stones was another of his successful ideas as it allowed the natural qualities of the stones to come to the fore.
Part One: 22nd– 27th September 2015
Part Two: 29th September-4th October 2015