Elements exhibition secures over 48 jewellers for 2016 event

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Lyon & Turnbull and the Incorporation of Goldsmiths have announced that they will be bringing together over 48 contemporary jewellers in the second annual Elements Exhibition.

Elements Exhibition, held at Lyon & Turnbull’s auction room on Broughton Place, Edinburgh, celebrates contemporary jewellery and silverware in Scotland.

The second annual Elements will showcase the work of 48 of the UK’s most talented jewellers and silversmiths. Exhibitors include Sarah Hutchison, who was recently commissioned to create a diamond-studded teapot to add to the prestigious Chitra collection of Newby Teas; Bryony Knox who was previously artist in residence at Edinburgh Zoo; and Rebecca Joselyn, whose work is in included in the Pearson collection.

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A number of silversmiths who were selected for the Contemporary British Silver programme ‘Silver Speaks’ have also been selected including Hazel Thorn, Mary Ann Simmons, Angus McFadyen.

This year’s exhibition, ‘A Design Discovery: Great British Silver 1940-2016’, is lent by the Pearson collection and celebrates the story of design through silverware. In addition, Elements will host a number of events,  including workshops and talks run in association with ‘Silver Speaks’, a programme of events by the Contemporary British Silversmiths; hallmarking and jewellery making demonstrations; a children’s craft area; and a series of evening actitives.

Elements will also host a ‘Silverscape’, featuring work from some of the UK’s most talented silversmiths, including Graham Stewart, John Creed and Smith & Harris, who created the solid gold sculpture of Kate Moss entitled ‘Siren’, which remains the largest solid gold sculpture ever made.

Director of The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh, Mary Michel, comments: “If you want to know the story behind the jewellery you wear: who made it, where and how, then Elements offers the perfect place to find it, with prices starting from as low as £35.

“Elements offers an antidote to mass produced work of uncertain origin in a fabulous setting. You can browse the work of over 48 UK makers; you can take part in makers’ workshops; enjoy our exhibition; or simply relax in the beautiful building over coffee or a cocktail at one of our evening events.”

Elements will take place November 4-6.


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