A good part of my 2015 has been dominated by a very exciting commission. This was a trophy commissioned by the Motor Sports Association to celebrate outstanding contribution to environmentally sustainable motor sport. The brief called for a unique and elegant design that represented the theme of environment. I'm very pleased with the results and I'm delighted that the MSA were too. Their article featuring the trophy, with a little about me and the superb case maker, John Jacques, with whom I collaborated, can be read here:
Last week I visited week 2 of Goldsmiths Fair. An absolute classic in the jewellery show calendar it is internationally renowned for showing the best in contemporary silverware and jewellery. In their own words:
“It’s a celebration of the best of British goldsmithing and silversmithing talent and a treasure trove of creativity and craftsmanship.”
I had an ulterior motive for visiting I have to admit, I will be applying next year and I wanted to scout out the set up! There, I’ve said it publicly now so I really do have to! I consider Goldsmiths Fair the ‘Mecca’ of all exhibiting opportunities and is a badge of credibility so it will be an important experience for me. I’ve already started preparing by hiring a wonderful photographer to shoot some key pieces from my collection – more on that when they’re ready to show to the world – you’ll see them here first!
No longer living in London means I haven’t been to the fair for a couple of years and it was a pleasure to be back in the beautiful Livery Hall and noting that the standard of work is as good as ever.
So I may have had a lot of things to think about but of course nothing distracts from the truly beautiful work on display. One maker I was particularly pleased to see was Jacqueline Cullen, who’s stunning Whitby Jet jewellery I’ve only ever seen in print. The sensual black of this natural material combined with rich gold works so well in photography but it was wonderful to view up close.
So, I highly recommend a visit to Goldsmiths Fair . . . next year!
I hope you like the new website! The biggest improvement is in the gallery space so now you can can explore my work a little more easily. I will be adding new photos in the not too distant future so do keep an eye out. Please have a look round, and let me know what you think.