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Goldsmiths’ Fair 2022

TDE’s top picks from the premier showcase of British silversmithing.

27th September -9th October 2022

By TDE Editorial Team / 28th September 2022
Adi Toch, ‘Segmented Vessels’, 2022 COURTESY: Adi Toch

Adi Toch, ‘Segmented Vessels’, 2022
COURTESY: Adi Toch

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.

Loucinda Nims 
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.

Loucinda Nims, ‘Orbit Beaker’, 2021 COURTESY: Loucinda Nims / PHOTOGRAPH: Julia Skupny

Loucinda Nims, ‘Orbit Beaker’, 2021
COURTESY: Loucinda Nims / PHOTOGRAPH: Julia Skupny

Juliette Bigley 
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.

Juliette Bigley, ‘Balancing Bowl (1 and 2)’, 2016 COURTESY: Juliette Bigley

Juliette Bigley, ‘Balancing Bowl (1 and 2)’, 2016
COURTESY: Juliette Bigley

Samuel Waterhouse 
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.

Samuel Waterhouse, ‘Line Bowl’, 2021 COURTESY: Samuel Waterhouse

Samuel Waterhouse, ‘Line Bowl’, 2021
COURTESY: Samuel Waterhouse

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.

Hannah Felicity Dunne, ‘Bulbous Rustic Cup’, 2021 COURTESY: Hannah Felicity Dunne

Hannah Felicity Dunne, ‘Bulbous Rustic Cup’, 2021
COURTESY: Hannah Felicity Dunne

Charlotte Tollyfield 
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.

Charlotte Tollyfield, ‘Chocolate Pot’, 2021 COURTESY: Charlotte Tollyfield / PHOTOGRAPH: Jerry Lampson

Charlotte Tollyfield, ‘Chocolate Pot’, 2021
COURTESY: Charlotte Tollyfield / PHOTOGRAPH: Jerry Lampson

Adi Toch 
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.

Adi Toch, ‘Blushed Whispering Vessel’, 2022 COURTESY: Adi Toch

Adi Toch, ‘Blushed Whispering Vessel’, 2022
COURTESY: Adi Toch

Goldsmiths’ Fair 2022

Loucinda Nims 

Juliette Bigley

Samuel Waterhouse

Hannah Felicity Dunne

Charlotte Tollyfield

Adi Toch

 

 

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