Goldsmiths Fair’s 31st year to welcome new talent

Hannah Martin and Shimell and Madden to debut at jewellery showcase.

The Goldsmiths’ Fair is set to return for the 31st year at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in London this September running for two weeks into October with a host of new designers.

The annual selling showcase of jewellery designers is described as the largest event of its kind in Europe, attracting several thousand visitors each year with jewellery from 180 designers.

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The 31st Goldsmiths’ Fair will feature a number of new exhibitors including jewellery brand Robinson Pelham, who will use the show to launch its colourful Elystan collection, and minimally-designed, mathematics-inspired brand Shimell Madden, designed by duo Luke Shimell and Emma Madden.

Award-winning designer Hannah Martin will also make her first appearance at Goldsmiths’ Fair with her unisex jewellery collections.

A statement from the Goldsmiths’ Company, organisers of the Goldsmiths’ Fair, said: "Its enduring popularity is due to the fact that the Fair is all about originality and individuality. Each of the designer-makers is an artist; they don’t slavishly follow fashion or pander to trends. What matters to them is expressing their own unique creativity and making beautiful pieces – be it jewellery or silver for the home.

"The Fair represents the antithesis of mass-production. Instead talent, artistry and craftsmanship abound and every individual style, personality or preference can be accommodated be it classic or modern, bold or demure."

There will also be first-time exhibitors in the silversmithing category including Rebecca de Quin, whose latest collection has been designed to encourage an informal use, display and enjoyment of contemporary tableware, and Philip Kydd and Mark Andrew Powell.

The Goldsmiths’ Fair will also host those designers on its graduate bursary scheme and this year’s fair will play host to 10 recent graduates making their fair debut. Among them are jewellers Merlin Planterose, Victoria Walker, Heather Woof, De Anna Kiernan and Amy Logan and silversmiths Rebecca Hill, Colette Bishop, Aoife White, Kate Earlam and Shaun Grace.

The Goldsmiths’ Fair will take place at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in London over two weeks from September 29 to October 6 with ticket prices from £10 for a week to £15 for two weeks’ entry.



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