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Sheffield Metalsmiths exhibit at Manchester Craft & Design Centre

Published: 23rd November 2018

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A showcase of contemporary metal makers from Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield. Metalsmiths features the work of seven contemporary makers, each of whom offer a unique aesthetic quality and showcase a range of techniques and processes in their work.

From clean scores and folds to manipulated sheet silver in Imogen Clarkstone’s tableware and functional objects, through to Helena Russell’s work in silver and base metals influenced by ceramics, Metalsmiths is a celebration of the excellent craftsmanship nurtured at Yorkshire Artspace.

Exhibiting Artists include Suzanne Berry, Imogen Clarkstone, Elizabeth Handforth, Fancisca Onumah, Helena Russell, Charlotte Tollyfield and Aoife White

All the of the above silversmiths have been on or are currently in the Starter Studio at Yorkshire Artspace and are supported by Sheffield Assay Office. 

Upcoming events;

Craft Unravelled; Join the curator for a guided look around Metalsmiths, Tuesday 4th December, 1pm to 1:30pm and Tuesday 29th January, 1pm to 1:30pm, Free, booking required. For further information, tickets and other events: 


22nd November 2018 – 2nd February 2019

Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 10am to 5:30pm, Sundays during December 11am to 5pm.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre,

17 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD.

Telephone 0161 8324274

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