Goldsmiths’ Fair 2022
TDE’s top picks from the premier showcase of British silversmithing.
27th September -9th October 2022
THIS YEAR GOLDSMITHS’ Fair celebrates forty years as the premier showcase of British silversmithing. Within the splendid rooms of Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London, over two weeks, running up until this Sunday, 9th October, the work of 136 leading British craftspeople has been on display. Some are established makers, others are new participants and, this year, ten are graduate participants. The Design Edit introduces six to watch.
Designer and silversmith Loucinda Nims creates contemporary silverware and jewellery. Her work is simple in shape and sensitive in design, with function an important aspect. Her ethos is to make pieces that are not only beautiful to look at, but a pleasure to use.
Juliette Bigley is a London-based sculptor, who constructs abstract metal sculptures based on composite geometric forms. She works in mixed metals – steel, silver, brass, copper, gilding metal, nickel and pewter – inspired by the distinctive qualities of each. Her work is characterised by a focus on line and form, and explores the relationships between form and space, and between our internal experiences and the outside world.
Specialising in the Korean technique of Keum Boo, Samuel Waterhouse is a self-taught jeweller and silversmith. He draws his inspiration from the art of antiquity – in particular from the shape and form of ancient ceramics, the mechanisms of ancient metalwork and the patterns found in ancient painting. By creating his own alloys of gold he has further developed the technique of Keum Boo enabling him to create patterns made of a variety of white, green, yellow and pure gold.
Hannah Felicity Dunne
Working predominantly with traditional hammering techniques and hand carving, Hannah Felicity Dunne makes fine jewellery, sculptural pieces and silverware. Keeping a detailed visual diary of her travels and local walks, Hannah’s work is an interpretation of her experiences of the places that inspire her and reflect her perception of the natural world.
Charlotte Tollyfield’s work is inspired by geometric shapes and pattern.Her design ethos centres on purity of form, reflecting a largely minimalist aesthetic, occasionally interrupted by hard woods with distinctive grain structures. However, she is also fascinated by the symmetry and repetition of pattern and motifs which some of her commissions have allowed her to explore.
Beginning with a flat sheet, Adi Toch forms and fabricates metal into delicate objects that draw the viewer to engage with their textured surfaces and hidden hollows. Her work focuses on examining the purposes of vessels – their uses as objects for storing, sharing and gathering. In 2017, Adi Toch was a Loewe Craft Prize finalist and the following year won The European Prize for Applied Arts 2018.