Goldsmiths’ Fair, a destination to buy original precious metal jewellery and contemporary silver direct from the makers, has announced this year’s graduate exhibitors.
The Fair bills itself the foremost platform to launch the careers of emerging precious metal designer-makers. This year’s list includes four jewellery and six silversmithing graduates.
Goldsmiths’ Fair director, David Mills, commented: “We are delighted to support the best emerging talent. The Fair’s graduate exhibitors are the UK’s next generation of jewellery and silversmithing stars.”
- Evgeniia Balashova: Balashova’s piecesexplore repetition, movement and the manipulation of grids through high-tech geometric pieces.
- Margaux Clavel: The jewellery graduate handcrafts precious metal resembling cut gemstones.
- Stephanie Holt: Holt creates distinctive rings bringing together precious and non-precious elements.
- Elizabeth Terzza: Pieces from Terzza’s work were inspired by plant life.
- Errin Chenoa Quinn: Chenoa Quinn uses folded silver with sweeping lines to reflect the openness of structures.
- Imogen Clarkstone: The silversmith’s work makes angular containers incorporating wooden elements as an extension and contrast to the metalwork.
- Jessica Jue: Jue hand raises pieces exploring movement and rhythm.
- Melissa Montague: The silversmith applies hammer marks as highlights to her functional pieces.
- Dominic Simon: Through Simon’s work is hand engraved organic forms on geometric constructions.
- Naomi Scott: Scott incorporates fabric-like folds into her silver.
As part of the Graduate Bursary Scheme, recipients are granted a free stand at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2017, bursary of £1,500, bullion loan of up to £3,000 and a personalised business and technical mentoring programme managed by the Goldsmiths’ Centre.