Lyon & Turnbull and the Incorporation of Goldsmiths have announced that they will be bringing together over 40 contemporary jewellers in the first ever Elements Exhibition to be held in Edinburgh.
Elements Exhibition, held at Lyon & Turnbull’s auction room on Broughton Place, Edinburgh, complements the Silver September Exhibitions to be held during the month of September in Edinburgh, including ‘Modern Masters’ at The Scottish Gallery and the ‘Silversmith’s Art, Made in Britain Today’ at National Museums Scotland.
Jewellery specialist at Lyon & Turnbull, Ruth Davis, says: “We’re are very excited to be a part of this as it is the first of its kind in Scotland and will hopefully become an annual event, designed to act as a Scottish counter-part to the very successful contemporary silver fair held in the Goldsmiths Hall in London each year.”
The Elements Exhibition will bring together many well known collections of contemporary silver, including the Silver of the Stars Collection and the Millennium Collection for Bute House. Members of the public will also have the chance to see over 40 specially invited contemporary jewellers and silversmiths will be making and display their work, which will be available for sale.
Mary Michel, director of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths, comments: “This is a truly unique exhibition, bringing together over 40 of the most respected contemporary silversmiths and jewellers in Scotland from Skye to the Borders. It really demonstrates the strength and creativity of silversmiths and jewellers in Scotland today.
Exhibitors include Sarah Cave who made the claret jug for Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Karen Elizabeth Donovan an American maker and currently artist in residence at Edinburgh College of Art and Sarah Hutchinson who made Sharleen Spiteris’s diamond studded teapot in ‘Siler of the Stars’.”
Elements has secured support from Craft Scotland’s Meet Your Maker programme, a campaign to connect the public with Scotland’s craft makers. This will be in the format of eight exciting workshops, run by Elements exhibitors. The workshops will give visitors the opportunity to talk to makers and to see firsthand the techniques which go into making their jewellery and silverware.
The RSPB will also be taking a stall at Elements and promoting their new range of silver jewellery by the celebrated engraver and silversmith, Malcolm Appleby. Malcolm’s range of brooches and pendants were deigned to highlight the plight of Scotland’s most endangered bird, the capercailli,e and the jewellery features engravings of both these and house sparrows.
Elements Exhibition will run from the 10th – 13th September 2015 at Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh.