This year we are concentrating on two exhibitions following the success of the collaboration with the Furniture Makers last year. Many people felt that the exhibition of contemporary furniture and modern silversmithing broke new ground at the new Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell. From this we have created ‘Inspired’ at the Goldsmiths’ Centre 8-12 April 2014.
The second exhibition is at RHS Wisley in collaboration with Craft in Focus at the Desire Fair 30 April – 5 May.
Our ambition to raise the awareness of modern contemporary British silversmithing to the public is working, with coverage in major magazines and newspapers since our launch in 2008. We are also very pleased about the partnerships being built between makers, dealers and collectors.
We are benefiting hugely from continued sponsorship by the Goldsmiths’ Company, corporate and educational sponsors whose financial help is the backbone of the company. We are planning business courses for silversmiths who would like to extend their selling and marketing skills, free of charge.
Through all these efforts Festival of Silver is proud to be a small part of the growing and blossoming ‘renaissance of British silversmithing’.