Date: Friday 10th June 2016
Time: 10.30 to 18.00 followed by a drinks reception
Cost: £35 including refreshments, a sandwich lunch and a drinks reception
Attendees will have the opportunity to view Silver Speaks: ‘Form’ at the Goldsmiths’ Centre
Calling all those passionate about silversmithing!
Contemporary British Silversmiths is hosting a one day trade symposium at the Goldsmiths’ Centre to celebrate our craft. Silver Speaks: ‘Making It’ is a one day trade symposium and networking event to complement Contemporary British Silversmiths’ exciting year of events celebrating silver in contemporary life.
Held at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London, the day is designed to uplift, inspire, debate and encourage collaboration while providing an opportunity for all those interested in this unique craft to meet one another, learn, discuss, share and collaborate.
We are delighted to announce that Mark Henderson, Chairman and Co-Founder of the New Craftsmen will be our keynote speaker. Mark has worked in luxury goods for most of his professional life. He is Chairman of Gieves & Hawkes, No 1 Savile Row, Chairman of the London Luxury Quarter (Mayfair & St James’s), and a director of Walpole (the UK luxury industry association). In 2004 Mark established the Savile Row Bespoke Association. He is a trustee of QEST and a patron of the Heritage Craft Association and will be discussing routes to market and new opportunities for craftspeople.
Price of ticket includes sandwich lunch and all refreshments. A drinks reception will follow the event.
Silver Speaks: ‘Making It’ Programme
[Note that programme is subject to change]
Registration and Refreshments
Rauni Higson, Chair, Contemporary British Silversmiths
Celebrating 20 years of Contemporary British Silversmiths
Steven Follen – Artist, Designer, Maker
Steven Follen is an artist, designer and maker with specialist skills and knowledge of Design, Applied arts – metalwork and drawing. His studio practice includes, making metal vessels and artefacts, producing design solutions for site specific, client focussed commissions and working in educational contexts with students, educators, professionals and the public; researching and interpreting sites and museum or gallery collections, running creative workshops and producing conclusions to projects which help to make places, spaces and collections accessible to wider audiences. Recent projects include a large scale commission for The Royal Shakespeare Theatres ‘Swan Wing’ in Stratford-Upon-Avon and temporary installations with the National Trust and Unravelled Arts.
Peer to Peer Training and Support for Silversmiths
The Technique of Deep Drawing
BREAK FOR LUNCH
Opportunity to view Silver Speaks: ‘Form’ exhibition
Introduction to the afternoon
Mark Henderson: ‘New Opportunities for Craftspeople’
Followed by Q&A
Mark Henderson is Chairman and Co-Founder of the New Craftsmen. He has worked in luxury goods for most of his professional life. He is Chairman of Gieves & Hawkes, No 1 Savile Row, Chairman of the London Luxury Quarter (Mayfair & St James’s), and a director of Walpole (the UK luxury industry association). In 2004 Mark established the Savile Row Bespoke Association. He is a trustee of QEST and a patron of the Heritage Craft Association.
Panel Q&A Session with Richard Fox and Junko Mori
Silversmith Patrick Davidson will be pitching questions from delegates to these established silversmiths about their businesses and techniques!
Richard Fox is one of Britain’s leading silversmiths and designs and manufactures for international clients, retailers, individuals and institutions, including Formula One, Rolls-Royce, Chivas Brothers, Lambeth Palace and many other prestigious clients.
His work is in the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection and The Silver Trust for 10 Downing Street. He was made a Freeman of The Goldsmiths’ Company and of The City of London in 1989, becoming a Liveryman in 2005 and in 2011 a Member of The Court of Assistants of The Goldsmiths’ Company.
Junko Mori is a Japanese artist and metalworker born in Yokohama, Japan. She graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo in 1997 with her first BA in three-dimensional design. Mori then worked as a welder in a factory for one year. From 1998 to 2000, she studied silversmithing and metalwork at Camberwell College of Arts in London. She then spent two years as artist-in-residence at Liverpool Hope University. She is best known for her hand-forged metal sculptures that are both organic and minimalist.
3.15pm Tea Break
3.45pm Working 925: what a way to make a living!
Techno Silver: Rupert Todd and Ben Ryan
Machine Porn: Peter Musson
Blowing up Silver: Lucian Taylor
Jan van Nouhys Masterclass: Patrick Davison
The Making of a Prime Warden Commission: Angela Cork
Step it up silversmiths! How specialist tools can elevate your productivity for success! Miriam Hanid
Sum up by Chair
Drinks Reception ‘Form’