Design by silversmith Phil Jordan.

Event will include demonstrations of silversmithing techniques.

By Deepa Narwani

Contemporary British Silversmiths (CBS) will be participating, for the first time at Art in Action, in Waterperry, Oxfordshire.


Members will be exhibiting and demonstrating their silversmithing in a dedicated marquee and will be joined by London Assay Office which will be promoting the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee hallmark and undertaking an antiques roadshow style valuations for the public.

The association will also be exhibiting work from a selection of its members alongside demonstrations of traditional silversmithing techniques including blocking a bowl, raising silver, spoon forging, chasing and engraving.

Past-chair Mary Ann Simmons said: “That Contemporary British Silversmiths is taking such an active part at Art in Action is cause for celebration. It’s a great opportunity for all concerned. Our current exhibition at the V&A Museum, created to complement its major exhibition, British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age means we have had a very busy and productive year so far and we are living up to our aim of actively promoting this wonderful craft.”

The event will take place from July 19 to 22.