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New northern contemporary jewellery and silversmithing show announced

Published: 12th April 2019


Organisers have chosen the magnificent Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield as the back- drop for a new precious metals selling fair, the first of its kind in the region.

Goldsmiths North will build on the success of The Goldsmiths’ Fair in London and the Elements Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold in Edinburgh when it takes place from 12th to 14th July. The new show will bring the best of designer jewellery and silversmithing from the UK and Europe to the north of England and is expected to attract over 2000 visitors.

Exhibitors include Bryony Knox, the Edinburgh silversmith featured in the BBC Programme ‘Victorian Arts and Crafts House’ and Charlotte Tollyfield, the Sheffield silversmith who was commissioned to make the centre piece for the winner’s trophy for Doncaster Racecourse’s St Ledger Stakes in 2018.

Organised by leading Contemporary British Silversmith, Brett Payne and Rebecca Joselyn, Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, the show is being supported by The Goldsmiths’ Company, The Sheffield Assay Office and The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire.

“We’re delighted to bring over 60 specially selected jewellers and silversmiths to the finest livery hall in the north of England, representing the best work currently being designed and made across the UK and beyond. We want to offer visitors a unique shopping experience not available to them on the high street – a chance to engage with and buy direct from the makers,” says Mr Payne.

The show takes place from 12th to 14th July and is open between 10am and 5pm daily. Tickets can be purchased on the door and cost £5 each, with visitors free to return on all three days with a validated ticket. Refreshments will be available.

Ms Joselyn concludes: “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to the Banqueting Hall at Cutlers’ Hall and hope that they take advantage of our flexible ticket to make a weekend of it and enjoy some of the great amenities Sheffield and the surrounding areas have to offer.”

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