Walpole & Vacheron team for first Crafted exhibit

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Jewellers among Makers of the Exceptional design showcase.

Jewellers Jessica Poole, Jacqueline Cullen, Sabine Roemer and Jo Thorne are among a group of British designers set to take part in the first Walpole and Vacheron Constantin exhibition, Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional.

The showcase of British craftsmanship will take place at Somerset House next month, with work from 20 designers from various disciplines due to go on show, documenting their working processes from raw materials to finished products.

The designers set to take part have been supported through Walpole’s Crafted mentorship program, with the showcase offering a glimpse into their working processes as fine British craftspersons.

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Live demonstrations will take place during the free-to-enter exhibition, which runs from April 4 to 6 in the West Wing at Somerset House. Watch brand Vacheron Constantin, which is supporting the exhibit, will bring a watchmaker to the show, demonstrating live the skills and intricacy of watchmaking, alongside enamellist Anita Porchet, dubbed "the most renowned miniature enamel painter in the world."

Designers taking part, across jewellery, knitwear, lapidary and glass blowing, include: Angus Ross, Breanish Tweed, Bailey Tomlin, Carréducker, Cumbria Crystal, Shawstephens, Eloise Gray, Fair Isle Knitwear, Gaskell Quartz, Helen Amy Murray, Jacqueline Cullen, Jessica Poole, Mr Smith, Natasha Daintry, Ndidi Ekubia, Ptolemy Mann, Rothschild & Bickers, Sasha Wardell, Sophie Coryndon and Wayne Meeten.

Walpole Crafted founder and chairman Guy Salter, said: "The aim is to help craftsmen and women develop businesses that are strong, growing and sustainable in order to support themselves properly, do commercial justice to their outstanding skills, and crucially allowing them to pass these on."
 

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