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Growing Talent - Goldsmiths' Hall

Something new - Silver “Ripple” clutch bag by Katey Felton.

Exhibition preview

GROWING Talent, an exhibition focusing on a diverse group of jewellers and silversmiths who have been nurtured by the Goldsmiths’ Company over the past decade, is on display at Goldsmiths’ Hall from March 11 to April 13, 2013.

Through striking examples of their work, this fascinating exhibition visually demonstrates how these talented young craftspeople have blossomed since they first exhibited as recent graduates at Goldsmiths’ Fair.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Gaga, Ang San Suu Kyi, Stephen Fry, Bjork and Stephen Hawking are just a few examples of people who have inspired their work.

The exhibition is curated by renowned expert Mary La Trobe-Bateman, OBE, who has taken as her theme “something old and something new”.

Hence on display is a piece which the jeweller or silversmith showed at their very first Goldsmiths’ Fair (borrowed back for the occasion), together with an item made especially for this exhibition. Those who benefited from the Bursary Scheme at the 2012 Fair will only illustrate one item.

The exhibition, like Goldsmiths’ Fair, is designed to appeal to everyone with a passion for unique, beautifully designed and crafted work and those who have an interest in how talented young people develop their skills and constantly push the boundaries to produce exciting new creations – the heirlooms of our future.

Growing Talent Gallery

Admission: Free.

Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6BN

Website: www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/