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Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair 2013

Karen Fox.

Exhibition preview

THE ORGANISER of the renowned Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fairs has announced a new venue for the London event.

The event, previously held in Richmond Upon Thames, will be taking place at The Kensington Conference and Events Centre from March 15 to March 17, 2013.

This venue, situated in the heart of Kensington, is just a few minutes’ walk from the underground station.

Show organiser, Rob Chapman, commented: “We are so excited to be staging our Desire Fair in this central London venue which is so accessible and a perfect backdrop to the standard of work which will be on show at our Desire Fair.

“We have always received fantastic feedback from visitors to our Desire Fairs as there is really nothing else quite like it in the UK with this stunning and distinctive mix of work”.

These mixed media jewellery and silversmithing events select individual jewellers and silversmiths for their superb and innovative craftsmanship and feature emerging British talent as well as more established makers.

This year, as part of their pledge to support new makers, the work of a number of recent graduates will be shown under the banner of Ones To Watch.

The Desire Fair at Kensington features jewellers working in leather, acrylic, ceramics, paper, glass, copper and wood as well as more traditional silver, gold and platinum jewellery featuring gemstones, pearls, beads and enamelwork.

Visitors to the event will be able to see and purchase work from around 120 exhibitors all having a genuine passion for the work they create. The fair also gives visitors the opportunity of discovering the inspiration behind the pieces or discussing bespoke work.

Craft In Focus has been organising contemporary designer craft events at the top end of the industry since 2000. They select only the best designer makers and their reputation has grown such that their events have been cited as the best of their kind in the UK. Their events are supported by appreciative and discerning visitors who have a genuine interest in the work.

For more information call 01622 747325 or visit www.desirefair.com/.