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British Silver Week 2016, Festival of Silver “Inspired 2016”


Friday, May 13, 2016

       Curator Emma Paragreen attended the private view of “Inspired 2016” on Tuesday 10th May 2016 at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London. The exhibition was the most impressive display of contemporary silver and furniture. This was the fourth collaborative selling exhibition between the Festival of Silver, the Furniture Makers’ co...

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Great opportunity for designer silversmiths and jewellers


Friday, May 06, 2016

Yorkshire Arts Space has just launched its annual call for applications to join its Starter Studio Programme. This two-year programme is designed to provide start-up support for ambitious designer silversmiths and jewellers and is based at the award-winning Persistence Works Studios in Sheffield. Sheffield Assay Office has been...

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Making History for a Successful City Conference


Friday, Apr 22, 2016

       Sheffield Assay Office joined Museums Sheffield at Sheffield Hallam University on Saturday 16th April to take part in the Making History for a Successful City Conference.  Over 150 delegates attended the event to discuss and debate a joined up heritage for Sheffield.  Speakers from Sheffield University, The National Trus...

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New Silver commissions on display at Museums Sheffield; Millennium Gallery


Friday, Apr 15, 2016

         Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce that the Precious Little Gems Commissions sponsored by Sheffield Assay Office and Fowler Oldfield are now on display in the foyer of Museums Sheffield, Millennium Gallery. Two beautiful contemporary silver commissions adorn the display case. These stunning pieces have b...

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Non UKAS Accreditation for Ni Release


Friday, Apr 08, 2016

Important:  Nickel release testing to BS EN 1811:2011 + A1:2015 Following a recent audit by United Kingdom Accreditation Services, UKAS, it was noted that Ni release testing carried out from September 2015 should not have been reported as UKAS accredited method. We have been performing nickel release to BS EN 1811:2011+A1:2015,...

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Sheffield Assay Office to produce medals for the Women of Steel


Friday, Mar 25, 2016

Sheffield’s Women of Steel deserve a medal for their brave work in the city’s munitions factories during two World Wars and following a hugely successful fundraising campaign they will finally be able to get one. Thanks to a surplus of donations to the Women of Steel statue campaign, up to five hundred medals are being made by ...

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Colour in Metal: Metal in Colour. An interesting presentations and discussions


Friday, Mar 11, 2016

  Sheffield Assay Office would like to thank Dr Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill & Sara Roberts for organising Colour in Metal: Metal in Colour an interesting presentation and discussions on the use of colour in contemporary metalwork and jewellery.  The event called ‘Colour in metal: metal in colour’ took place on Tuesday 8 March at Canto...

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Beautiful Silver exhibition now open in Glasgow


Friday, Mar 04, 2016

The ‘Beautiful Silver’ exhibition at The Roger Billcliffe Gallery in Glasgow that opens on Saturday 5 March features new silver collections from award winning silversmiths Jen Ricketts and Rebecca Hill. Jen Ricketts graduated from De Montfort University in 2011 with a First Class degree in Design Crafts, followed by a post grad...

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