| The New Goldsmiths Centre, London|
10th - 14th July
42 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London. EC1M 5AD
We have been invited to a historic selling exhibition of contemporary and post-war silver at the very first silversmithing event at the brand new Goldsmiths Centre in Clerkenwell. The exhibition demonstrates the renaissance of British silversmithing from the 1950s and the beginning of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II to the present day and the Diamond Jubilee year. The event will be showing newly commissoned work by many of the leading contemporary designer silversmiths, as well as important work by famous silversmiths such as Stuart Devlin and Gerald Benney.
New Works will be presented by Styles Silver together with:
John Higgins Contemporary Silver
William & Son
2pm - 4pm 12th JULY, SILVER SEMINARS at the Goldsmiths Centre
John Andrew, Curator of the Pearson Silver Collection, will talk on The Renaissance of British Silver Post 1945 and will also give a presentation An Introduction to the Pearson Silver Collection.
George Styles, of Styles Silver will give a talk entitled, Contemporary Silver: Update the Family Silver.
To attend these seminars please email
| Olivia Lowe Flower Vases|
We will have a large selection of Olivia's beautiful flower vases in the shop.
Olivia specialises in designing and making sculptural silver vases. Her inspiration comes from the flowers themselves and through her work she creates innovative forms where the vase itself is as visually interesting as the flowers it holds, the two elements working together to create a single, unified composition.
| Leo Shirley-Smith |
Our own silversmith Leo, who has been working with us for over 30 years restoring antique silver, has recently in conjunction with these summer exhibtions started to make.
He has come up with a way of etching silver, and incorprates this on to his beautiful new vases / pen pots. A range of images can be etched on to the silver panels, including even a photo of a person! See Leo Shirley-Smith own section, in our contemporary listings for more details.
Etched Silver Vase / Pen Pot
£275 - £350
| Limited Edition Caddy Spoons |
For our summer exhibitions we have comissioned a selection of silver caddy spoons, that will only be availalbe through us.
Martyn Pugh was commissioned to make a limited edition caddy spoon to celebrate the 2012 Olympics. There are 20 in silver and 12 in silver gilt all individually numbered.
James Dougall was commissioned to make a limited edition of 12 silver caddy spoons for the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
| Brett Payne|
As well as the innovative X and Y candlesticks which Brett
is so well known for, which we always have in stock (see
bottom of page). We also have some of his new items.
Including a Silver colander and sauce pan!
| Post War Silver |
A large selection of Post war Silver will be on dispaly at
The New Goldsmiths Centre.
Including work by:
Three-light candelabrum and four matching candle holders and shades, London 1969 by Stuart Devlin will be on display.
| Post War Silver Cutlery Sets |
10 Place Stuart Devlin Canteen
12 Place Boxed Robert Welch Canteen
Will be on show at The Goldsmiths Centre
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| Pearson Collection |
A selection of pieces from the Pearson Silver Collection will be displayed at the Goldsmiths Centre.
The Pearson Silver Collection is devoted to Post War British Silver ie vintage silver from 1945, together with contemporary pieces. Therefore it represents the story of British silversmithing from the end of World War II to the present day.
| Brett Payne|
The award wining silversmith Brett Payne will also be at the
Goldsmiths Centre showing his X and Y candlesticks.