Nov Tuesday 17th November 2020
On November 13th, the team here at Sheffield Assay Office organised a bake sale to raise much needed funds for BBC Children in Need 2020.
Nov Monday 16th November 2020
BMTA, The British Measurement And Testing Association, are holding a free webinar on Wednesday 18th November for those who wish to find out how to access Government funded support for research and development projects.
Nov Monday 9th November 2020
On October 16th, the Annual General Meeting of the Guardians of the Standard of Wrought Plate within the Town of Sheffield was held by Zoom. For an event such as this, the Chairman, Law Clerk and Assay Master wear their badges of office - special items that form part of the Sheffield Assay Office collection but are rarely seen close up.
Oct Friday 30th October 2020
From sheet to sculpture; Tony Bedford retells the journey of creating a three dimensional silver head using only hammer and chasing skills in this one-off, online lecture held by the Contemporary British Silversmiths.
Oct Thursday 29th October 2020
The British Hallmarking Council, made up of the four UK Assay Offices, and the National Association of Jewellers are running a poll to decide the 2021 Platinum Jubilee hallmark. Would you like to have your say?
Oct Monday 26th October 2020
The Elements Festival of Jewellery is an annual celebration of the UK’s most significant designer jewellers & silversmiths - this year we are delighted to see five Sheffield silversmiths exhibiting on the festival's online platform.
Oct Friday 23rd October 2020
The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council are delighted to announce their annual competition for 2020/21. With the uncertainties and ongoing social-distancing measures placed on us all this year, the format of the competition has been adapted to ensure the safety of all involved.
Oct Thursday 22nd October 2020
Copper was the first metal to be worked by people and was used mainly in production of coins, along with silver and gold, but nowadays the most common use is in electrical equipment such as wiring and motors. Find out more...