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Sheffield Assay Office and Sheffield Jewellers and Silversmiths celebrate Golden Anniversary with The Arts Society.

29 Jun 2018

Sheffield Assay Office and Sheffield Jewellers and Silversmiths celebrate Golden Anniversary with The Arts Society.

Carlton in Lindrick Civic Centre was bursting at the seams on Wednesday 4th July, with an attendance of over 140 members and guests of the Dukeries coming to get here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the society. Members and guests admired jewellery and silversmithing work by a number of Sheffield design makers from Yorkshire Artspace Starter Studio Programme and Kelham Island. 

Emma Paragreen, Curator, Librarian and Archivist from the Sheffield Assay Office then gave a lecture on Gold and the history and work of the Sheffield Assay Office. The talk was very well received as was the exhibition and the opportunity to purchase unique, handmade silverware and jewellery.

There will be another opportunity to see the work of the silversmiths and jewellers at the following events;

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair has established itself as one of the leading selling events in the UK, featuring some of the country's top designer-makers. This year, the Fair will make its Sheffield debut at the Millennium Gallery, bringing together 75 specially selected artists and craftspeople.

Local makers will be represented in the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Sheffield, which forms part of Making Ways, a three-year programme funded by Arts Council England to showcase, celebrate and develop the exceptional contemporary visual art produced in the city.

The Fair will take place over three days:

• Preview: Friday 27 July, 6pm - 9pm
• Saturday 28 July, 10am - 5pm
• Sunday 29 July, 11am - 4pm

Yorkshire Artspace, Open Studios

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 

Sheffield has the most artists’ studios outside of London, and many of them have made their home at Yorkshire Artspace, either in the light-filled spaces of Persistence Works, slap bang in the city centre, or at YA’s other sites: Exchange Place and Manor Oaks.

Each November 150+ ceramicists, jewellers, furniture makers, printmakers, painters and sculptors have a little tidy, before opening their studio doors to a large and curious audience. Open Studios is a fantastic opportunity to see inside the working spaces of some of ourcity’s most creative residents.

Emma Paragreen was joined by  Silversmiths and Jewellers Aiofe WhiteDaisy Lee-Overton, Suzanne Berry, Francisca OnumahGiles KozdonJosephine Gomersall all from Yorkshire Artspace, Starter Studio Programme, and supported by Sheffield Assay Office.

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