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New Commission for Sheffield Assay Office and Museums Sheffield

06 Nov 2015

Florence Carter Florence CarterJodie Hatcher

If you missed the two beautiful contemporary silver commissions designed and made by Yorkshire Artspace's Starter Studio Programme for Designer Silversmiths' and Jewellers' Florence Carter and Jodie Hatcher, do not worry as Sheffield Assay Office has donated Florence's work to the city's Designated Metalwork Collection cared for by Museums Sheffield, and Jodie Hatcher's work has been accessioned into the Sheffield Assay Office plate collection.
There will be plenty of future opportunities for you to view the work.

The two pieces have previously been on display in the foyer of the Millennium Gallery and were sponsored by Sheffield Assay Office and Capella Ltd; Bullion dealers and refiners based in Buxton.

Florence created a wonderful Sterling and Britannia canapé' bowl, entitled Sheffield's 7 hills and 7 impressions. Florence drew inspiration from Sheffield and the old saying that Sheffield was built on seven hills. The piece incorporated impressions of Sheffield's metalworking history in seven sections representing the seven rolling hills.

Clare Starkie, Curator of Decorative Art at Museums Sheffield said:
"We're delighted that Florence's remarkable work joins the city's Metalwork Collection. The Collection celebrates Sheffield's rich metalworking heritage and the skill and creativity of those makers working in the city today, so Florence's piece makes a wonderfully fitting addition.",

Jodie produced a light piece entitled 'Woven Rose' made from Sterling Silver, the piece was inspired by the Yorkshire Rose. Her design has five petal-like woven forms where the light shines out to create interesting shadows.

Florence and Jodie have now both completed their time on the Starter Studio Programme for Designer Silversmiths & Jewellers at Yorkshire Artspace. Having both had a very successful two years. This year Florence was commissioned to design and make the Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes Trophy, Commissioned by Doncaster Racecourse and Sheffield Hallam University and will continue to work in a new studio at Yorkshire Artspace. Jodie's has just returned from six weeks in Australia where she completed an Artist Residency for Craft ACT. From this she will be producing a new collection that will be exhibited in Canberra next April. She will return to Leicester to continue her practice.

We wish them both every success for their future careers.

We are delighted to welcome four participants to Yorkshire Artspace Elizabeth Handford, Victoria Radcliffe, Katie Alderson, Caroline McNeill- Moss who will benefit from the fully equipped shared workshop, technical and mentor support, commission and exhibition opportunities as well as on-going business advice. 


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