Goldsmiths’ Centre introduces inspiring talk series

The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London has introduced a new programme of monthly talks for 2019.

Open to those joining the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s free Link membership, the new Creative Links series sees a stellar line-up of invited expert speakers throughout the year, with the shared aim to fuel the inspiration and creative spark of those working in the jewellery and silversmithing industry.

Starting this month, the series kicks off with a debate by leading voices on the Future of Men’s Jewellery, with the likes of including Fiona Deffenbaugh, owner and design at Black Peral London; designer-maker Castro Smith; Darrell Granton, head of wholesale for UK and Ireland at Thomas Sabo; and Simon Fraser, Course and Subject Leader for Jewellery at Central Saint Martins taking part in the discussion.

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The talk series continues with Urban Goldrush in April as Sandra Wilson of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University of Dundee, presents her recent research on recovering precious metals from electronic waste.

From scientific collaboration to creative collaboration; Caroline Broadhead, artist, maker and tutor, will share her extensive experience in June June at the talk Caroline Broadhead on Collaboration and Inspiration, exploring the role that partnership has played in the development of her practice, and the ways in which she has sought and found inspiration.

July will then welcome the series’ headline talk from cult jewellery brand Tatty Devine. Celebrating 20 years, Harriet Devine MBE will reveal during the evening talk Tatty Devine at Twenty how two friends, who had just finished art school, became the creators of a new cult item: colourful laser-cut plastic jewellery and since have grown a flourishing creative business.

Creative Links programme manager, Charlotte Dew, says of the series: “Our Creative Links talks at the Goldsmiths’ Centre offer our 1,700 strong Link membership the perfect platform to be inspired and network in an informal and friendly setting over a welcome drink. From recent sell-out talks on collaborating with shops and galleries to the future of diamonds, we are constantly looking at ways to engage our members with the latest topics and trends and spark conversation and ideas.”

All Creative Links talks run from 6pm to 8pm and are only £10, which includes a welcome drink.

To discover the full 2019 Creative Links programme visit the Goldsmiths’ Centre website.

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