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