Goldsmiths’ Fair 2014

Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2, 22nd September to 5th October

 

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This very exciting Fair is spread over two weeks and will feature the works of one hundred and seventy designer-makers. They are selected to exhibit by a panel of experts brought together by the Goldsmiths’ Company so you really are seeing the very best. This year the Fair has a new look which will greater enhance the experience of visiting. Prices range from £150 upwards.

Sarah Herriot – Splash Ring (Week Two, Stand 56)

Sarah Herriot – Splash Ring
(Week Two, Stand 56)

For the first time this year they are having a “guest curator” and it is the celebrated architect Zaha Hadid. She has chosen a selection of twenty-one pieces that she regards as highlights of the Fair and I share some of them with you here:

Heather McDermott – Short Fankle Necklace (Week Two, Stand 1)

Heather McDermott – Short Fankle Necklace
(Week Two, Stand 1)

Details:

Week One — 22 to 28 Sept 2014

Week Two — 30 Sept to 5 Oct 2014

Tina Engell – Slice Bracelet (Week Two, Stand 61)

Tina Engell – Slice Bracelet
(Week Two, Stand 61)

Opening Times 11am — 6.30pm

Thursdays open late until 8.30pm

Last entry 30 minutes before closing

Kathryn Hinton – Faceted Double Bowl (Week Two, Stand 50)

Kathryn Hinton – Faceted Double Bowl
(Week Two, Stand 50)

Admission with catalogue: £10 one week, £15 two weeks.

Advance tickets available at http://www.goldsmithsfair.co.uk

Beth Gilmour – Dichroma Earrings (Week One, Stand 72)

Beth Gilmour – Dichroma Earrings
(Week One, Stand 72)

Juliette Bigley – Gilded Salt & Pepper Split Bowls (Week Two, Stand 47)

Juliette Bigley – Gilded Salt & Pepper Split Bowls
(Week Two, Stand 47)

Tom Rucker – Ring GEO. AEGEANA (Week One, Stand 78)

Tom Rucker – Ring GEO. AEGEANA
(Week One, Stand 78)

Craig Stuart – White Gold & Silver Mokume Gane Halo Discus Brooch with Diamonds (Week One, Stand 55)

Craig Stuart – White Gold & Silver Mokume Gane Halo Discus Brooch with
Diamonds
(Week One, Stand 55)

WOMEN IN THE MAKING – FOUR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERS, until 24th May, 2014, BEETLES AND HUXLEY

WOMEN IN THE MAKING – FOUR CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERS, until 24th May, 2014, BEETLES AND HUXLEY, 3-5 Swallow Street, London, W1

There can be little doubt that there is a strong interest in contemporary jewellery in present times at all levels. This special show brings together four highly talented and skilled craftswomen whose work celebrates jewellery as a form of self-expression. This can clearly be seen and understood in the unique and very wearable jewels they create and furthermore one can see that each of these designers and makers has a great future ahead of them.

MERVEILLE OCEANIQUE RING, 2008  ORNELLA IANNUZZI

MERVEILLE OCEANIQUE RING, 2008
ORNELLA IANNUZZI

Ornella Ianuzzi uses natural materials found on the shore and transforms them into individual striking pieces of jewellery of wit and elegance.

THE ONDINES JEWEL, 2011  ORNELLA IANNUZZI

THE ONDINES JEWEL, 2011
ORNELLA IANNUZZI

Jacqueline Cullen provides jewels that are a combination of yellow gold, black diamonds and Whitby Jet. The latter is fossilized wood from the Jurassic period and is found along the coast near Whitby. It has long been used in jewellery, particularly in Victorian times.

ELECTRO FORMED EARPENDENTS  JACQUELINE CULLEN

ELECTRO FORMED EARPENDENTS
JACQUELINE CULLEN

BLACK DIAMOND FEATHER COLLAR JACQUELINE CULLEN

BLACK DIAMOND FEATHER COLLAR
JACQUELINE CULLEN

Gurmit Campbell’s jewels are a combination of gemstones and 18 carat gold that are very much a reflection of their creator’s style and sense of elegance.

ROSE QUARTZ AND DIAMOND ROSE BUD RING  GURMIT CAMPBELL

ROSE QUARTZ AND DIAMOND ROSE BUD RING
GURMIT CAMPBELL

YONI NECKLACE GURMIT CAMPBELL

YONI NECKLACE
GURMIT CAMPBELL

 

There is obviously a flavour of the East in the jewels of Alice Cicolini, the Tahitian pearls, carved ebony and the gemstones and brightly coloured lacquers she uses recall her travels there.

MEMPHIS CANDY BAND V ALICE CICOLINI

MEMPHIS CANDY BAND V
ALICE CICOLINI

TEMPLE OTTOMAN DOME RING, TEMPLE UZBEK DOME RING, TEMPLE INDIAN DOME RING ALICE CICOLINI

TEMPLE OTTOMAN DOME RING, TEMPLE UZBEK DOME RING, TEMPLE INDIAN DOME RING
ALICE CICOLINI

We must thank Joanna Hardy, known to many of you from her role as jewellery expert on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, for bringing these four very creative women together in this dazzling show that she has curated.

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