Wednesday, 14 November 2012

PAN Amsterdam

NEXT SHOW - OPENING 17th November

The silversmiths of De Zilvergalerie de Watertoren have asked me to show my work alongside their own for the past couple of years at PAN, a very prestigious fair in Amsterdam and this year is no exception.  My new enamelled pieces will be shown alongside some of my more familiar work.  It plans to be a very varied and exciting show, with work by Paul de Vries and Andre van Loon amongst other colleagues. 

Address - PAN Amsterdam - RAI Parkhal (hall 8) 18th - 25th November 2012. 
Detail of how to get there  -
Ticket infomation can be found here.  If you do intend on attending please do get in contact as I will have further details to follow on tickets and special evenings and events. 

Opening -
Daily 11am - 7pm
Thursday 22nd 11am - 6pm
Sunday 25th 11am - 6pm

Pan Amsterdam

If you're interested in seeing photos of The International Zilverkunst Show and it's Making please click here.

Friday, 21 September 2012


New College, Oxford.

New College - view


Earlier this year I was approached by The Dean of New College to design and make 1 of 16 new beakers to be commissioned for one of their dining halls.  Each of these beakers are to be made by different silversmiths at the beginning of their careers.  I was extremely touched when they selected me to propose ideas and designs for one them and that they had been inspired and excited by my work.  The brief has been left very open, which has given me great freedom to develop my ideas and make something that I feel is also stretching me technically.  I am making them a unique piece that is a development of my technique and my research into skin; it's folds and its imperfections, which have become my signature style.  These, as well as studies into folds in cloth, were also used for the commission of the Rosewater Dish for The Worshipful Company of Weavers, which I shall be exhibiting with my other work at The Goldsmiths' Fair later this month (24th-30th September)
Meal Time @NewCollege

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Goldsmiths' Fair 2012

I will be exhibiting again this year at Goldsmiths' Fair.  You'll find me in the same spot as last year, at stand 43.

I really look forward to welcoming you to my stand and showing you my new work and extended collection, shown for the first time in the UK.
The show will be open for two weeks.  I will be exhibiting during the first week, which will be open to the public from 24th - 30th September.

Monday - Friday 11am - 8.00pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
Sunday - 11am - 6pm

Entrance by catalogue 
purchasable on the door (£7 for one week, £12 for two weeks)

Address: Goldsmiths' HallFoster LaneLondon EC2V 6BN 
Trains: Tubes and overground St.Pauls, Bank, Mansion House, Barbican, Farringdon and Cannon Street.

Please do let me know if you intend to attend and on what day and I will make sure that I am around to greet you. 
                                                                                           Goldsmiths' Fair Flyer
Goldsmiths' Fair  - 'An opportunity to meet and buy fabulous jewellery and silver from Britain’s leading and up-coming designer-makers.
This autumn the annual Goldsmiths’ Fair momentously celebrates its 30th Anniversary.
Over a period of two weeks 180 jewellers and silversmiths present (90 different exhibitors in each week) their latest designs and collections'.

Sunday, 1 July 2012


Roger Billcliffe Gallery

Fat and Fold Beakers
    Fat and Fold, Beakers, Britannia silver

Summer & Winter Design Collections

The Summer Design Collection show was from 16th June, throughtout July.  Lynn Park, director of the gallery, had specifically requested these signature beakers of mine for the show.  They are part of my body and skin collection and hint at the skin's folds and fat buldges.  The two beakers have a subtle, directional, hand-hammered texture across their surface.  This explores the changing quality of our body's skin.  I was delighed to have been asked to take part and to exhibit at such a renowned gallery.  I have recently heard these two beakers received a very warm response from many visitors. Thank you.  Lynn has asked me back to exhibit new work this coming November, through December in their Christmas Show - WINTER DESIGN COLLECTION 2012.   More news to come on this, so I will keep you posted - watch this space.

The two beakers depicted above are still on show at Roger Billcliffe Gallery, 134 Blythswood Street, Glasgow, G2 4EL

Monday, 18 June 2012

Schoonhoven Zilverkunst

Foreign AfFairs:

photo gallery ZILVERKUNST
International Silversmiths - Turfkelder, Schoonhoven. May 2012

Schoonhoven Zilverdag and Internationale Zilverkunst 

I was absolutely blown away by the welcome I recieved on returning to Holland earlier in the year to take part in International Zilverkunst, a new venture to expand the Nationale Zilverdag (National Silverday) that takes part in Schoonhoven every year.  It was a huge success with over 3,000 visitors to the town.  Both Deborah and I were amougst the 10 makers to exhibit our work in the Turfkelder (the old prison beneath the Town Hall).  It was a beautiful and very inspiring space in which to exhibit.  I certainly hope to return again next year.   It was fantastic to meet so many enthusiastic people.  I do hope some of you are able to cross the Channel to London and visit me, either at my workshop or at a show.  For more infomation about this show, please visit my facebook page or blog.  However, I will not have to wait until May to return...

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Monday, 14 May 2012

Internatioanl Zilverkunst

Zilverdag (Silver dayhas traditionally taken place on Whit Monday (Pentecost Monday) every year in Schoonhoven.  The town is filled with silversmiths and jewellers, market stands, tools, silversmithing demonstrations and activities.  It is a huge celebration of the history of the town and the current activities and trade that still exhist there today with thousands of visitors coming from all over Europe.

This year the local silversmiths have planned something even more special.  They have invited 6 international silversmiths, myself included, to exhibit in the Silver City's Town Hall for the weekend before the main event on Monday.

I am extremely excited to have been asked to go back as a guest to participate this year.  Schoonhoven is a very special place for me, having spent a year there (2009-2010) as an Artist in Residence on Programme of Excellence with the local silversmiths.  I have decided to take the work of Deborah Werbner with me (and her!).  I have admired her work and the philosophy behind it ever since meeting her, just over a year ago.  I feel her connection to her work and the stories she wishes to express sit very comfortably alongside mine.
Deborah makes emotionally sustainable artefacts. She believes that objects connected to memory stories will become objects that we cherish, retain and bequeath.

Our work will be on display from Saturday 26th May until Monday 28th May 2012.

If you would like further information please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

COLLECT - Saatchi Gallery


Making Rosewater dish for COLLECT

"COLLECT is the premier destination for anyone passionate about buying the very best in contemporary craft. This prestigious fair, now in its fourth year at the Saatchi Gallery, London, presents 31 of the world’s finest international galleries representing exceptional work of museum quality from their portfolio of artists."

I will be represented by 'Bishopsland' alongside 11 other makers. The theme of our presentation is to display the depth & diversity of the silversmith’s craft. The emphasis is on the skills of the craftsman in raising, forming, enamelling, engraving and chasing, both in structure and in ornamentation. Curated by the Harley Gallery under the direction of Director Lisa Gee and Gallery Manager Susan Sherrit.

The show will be open to the public from 11th May - Monday 14th May with the Private View on Thursday 10th 2012.
Friday - 11am - 6pm
Saturday - 11am - 6pm
Sunday - 11am - 6pm
Monday - 11am - 4pm

Address: Saatchi Gallery Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London. SW3 4SR

Underground: Sloane Sq. Trains: Victoria: 10-12 Mins walk Buses: 11, 19, 22, 49, 211, 319 (Kings Rd). 11, 137, 211 (Lower Sloane St)

If you are planning a visit to the show, please let me know via email ( and I will try and arrange to be on the stand to greet you.
To book tickets please click here
I look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012



Only a few days left to see my work as part of group exhibition at Goldsmiths' Centre Opening Exhibition: Creativity, Craftsmanship and Community. Ends 4 May 2012 - celebrating the opening of Goldsmiths' fabulous new training Centre.

'We are all very excited to see this amazing work on display here and are looking forward to telling our partners and colleagues about the evolution of the project. The exhibition will be open to the public from: 19 April 2012 - 4 May 2012

The exhibition marks the opening of the Goldsmiths' Centre and highlights the work of the Goldsmiths' Company in support of the Craft & Industry; the Apprentices, Getting Started scheme and the recent Hothouse course run in cooperation with the Crafts Council.'
MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:30 - 16:45

Sunday, 29 April 2012



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