Goldsmiths’ Fair 2014 opens for entries

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Event will also support 10 graduate jewellers with free stands.

The Goldsmiths’ Company is now accepting entries for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2014, dubbed the UK’s most prestigious annual selling event for professional silversmiths and jewellers.

The 2014 edition of the show will the first following the departure of former Goldsmiths’ Company director of promotions Paul Dyson, who stepped down from his role in 2013, having lead the show for more than a decade.

Those interested in taking part will need to check their eligibility requirements by contacting the Goldsmiths’ Company, however these include being a UK resident, employing six people or less at the bench, showcasing work that has been designed and made in the UK by the applicants themselves and the ability to attend their stand at all times during their allocated week at the Goldsmiths’ Fair. The closing date for entries is 5pm on February 28 for all 2014 applications.

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A statement from the Fair said: "We’re re-committing to making Goldsmiths’ Fair a showcase for new work. Of course there’s room for existing work, however we urge returning exhibitors to feature their latest work in their applications, and if they are selected, on their stands."

The show will also be offering 10 free graduate stands with bursaries to eligible applicants, following a successful showcase of work by jewellers and metalworkers in 2013, including Victoria Walker, Heather Woof, De Anna Kiernan and Amy Logan and Colette Bishop and Aoife White.

The 2013 event, the 31st Goldsmiths’ Fair to date, won footfall on par with the 2012 edition, with "seven figures" taken over the duration of the two-week show.

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