Goldsmiths' Fair 2022
Tuesday 27th September 2022
The Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, The Lord (Mark) Bridges invited Masters, Clerks and guests to their 40th Goldsmiths Fair at their stunning hall.
The Clerk, Mistress and I joined many others for a reception and private viewing of 136 of the UK’s most extraordinary silversmiths and goldsmiths.
The Goldsmiths’ Company sponsors ten selected recent graduates to display their new collections. It’s a great level of mentorship and exposure that can really provide a boost early in their career and many Fair graduates have gone on to sterling careers as artist-craftsmen. Judging by their pieces many more will follow suit!
The highlight was a replica Platinum Jubilee brooch, made for HM QE II – and given to her just weeks before her passing. A stunning, delicate piece.
The fair is open to the public - in case you're looking for a gift for Christmas do consider popping along!