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New Guardians Shape Assay Office Executive Committee


Friday, Nov 18, 2016

The Sheffield Assay Office has recruited two new Guardians to its Executive Committee following elections at last month’s Annual General Meeting. New Guardians Matthew Sibley, who was also elected to the Executive Committee, and John Coulter are hoping to make their mark following their appointment. They will join existing Gua...

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Assay Office gives hallmark of approval to Master Cutler’s Challenge


Friday, Nov 11, 2016

SHEFFIELD Assay Office raised more than £1,000 for hospice care when they took part in the 2016 Master Cutler’s Challenge. The historic Sheffield hallmarking organisation hosted a special Treasures of the Assay Office evening at their Hillsborough headquarters and raised a final total of £1,200 towards the challenge, which this...

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Silversmiths to open their studio doors


Friday, Nov 04, 2016

Silversmiths registered with the Sheffield Assay Office will be among 150 artists showcasing their work during this year’s Open Studios weekend. The Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios weekend will take place between 18 and 20 November and is the perfect opportunity to meet artists, designers and makers in their studios, talk about...

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Sit one-to-one with one of our jewellery experts this November


Friday, Oct 28, 2016

Valuation Days in Association with the Guild of Valuers and Jewellers Valuation days give you the opportunity to sit one- to-one with one of our jewellery experts whilst your pieces are valued. The valuer will examine your items and record vital information about each piece, including gemstone type and size, metal types, hallm...

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The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Awards 2017


Friday, Oct 21, 2016

Sheffield Assay Office are proud to announce they are sponsors of The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Awards 2017. This is a unique competition; the award promotes excellence in jewellery, smallwork, silversmithing and the allied crafts. This particular industry focused awards are open to anyone practicing in the UK. Eligibl...

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Sheffield Assay Office open’s it doors for a public talk and tour- November 2016


Friday, Oct 14, 2016

On Thursday 17th November 2016 from 10am – 12:30pm join us for tea, coffee and biscuits in the Effingham Suite at Sheffield Assay Office Hillsborough. Curator and Librarian Emma Paragreen will provide an illustrated talk on the work of the Sheffield Assay Office followed by a tour of the facilities. The tour will include seeing...

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Utterly Unique: Precious Metal Commissions 2004-2016


Friday, Oct 07, 2016

Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce that it has loaned some of its contemporary collection to Museums Sheffield; Millennium Galleries for the next year, the pieces displayed bring together three contemporary collections of precious metal objects held in Sheffield collections. Each has been commissioned and funded by ...

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Assay Office make their mark as part of Sheffield Design Week


Friday, Sep 23, 2016

As a part of The Year of Making Sheffield the Sheffield Assay Office is taking part in an event that will showcase the City’s position and heritage as a world leader in innovation, design and advanced engineering. The Aesthetics of Manufacture takes place from 3rd – 29th October. Exhibitions, talks and film screening will all ...

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