This year’s International Jewellery London was, as always, a glorious mixture of all that the jewellery sector has to offer. Hundreds of exhibitors including jewellers, tool suppliers, packaging suppliers and purveyors of fine gemstones set up shop in the iconic surroundings of Olympia Grand, all vying for the attention of exhibition visitors. At an event on this scale it’s often easy to overlook a stand or two as a result of the sheer number of exhibitors, and stand holders have to be resourceful and innovative in order to attract people to their small corner of the exhibition hall. There were a handful of jewellers and suppliers who were so innovative with either their products or their stand design that visitors could hardly resist stopping for a closer look…
In two weeks, young emerging talent in the world of jewellery design and metalwork will be put in the spotlight at The Goldsmiths’ Centre as part of the Shine showcase 2014
The showcase, part of the London Design Festival, will celebrate the most exceptional craftsmanship in goldsmithing, silversmithing and jewellery design at The Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell, London from 12 September to 24 November 2014. It will unite those who have received awards and bursaries from The Goldsmiths’ Company and the best of young, up and coming designers working at The Goldsmiths’ Centre. It traces the journey from early training pieces to the masterpieces of highly skilled artists now successfully setting up their own businesses.
The London Jewellery School is excited to be able to announce a move to new studios next to trendy Brick Lane from 1 September this year. The newly renovated studios boast something the current premises are missing – natural light with large windows in all three teaching spaces. This means that they can continue to deliver their wide range of jewellery classes in an even better environment.
The organiser of the renowned Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fairs is now inviting applications to exhibit at their Chelsea and Winchester events in 2015 from silversmiths and jewellers working in any media. Demand for spaces is expected to be extremely high so early application is advised.
This will be the ninth year of the Desire Fair being held in London where the event moved to The Old Town Hall in Chelsea last year. This is a popular venue and the event was well-received by the public. The Fair in Winchester is held in The Guildhall, a beautiful period building situated within the City.
You are invited to join Simply Rhino, in partnership with the Goldsmiths’ Centre for the Digital Bench Event.
TDM the developers of RhinoGold, will present and demonstrate RhinoGold which now includes Clayoo and Rhino Emboss. RhinoGold is a new and exciting product for
the goldsmith/silversmith professional. RhinoGold builds on the functionality of Rhino adding tailored jewellery industry tools to increase productivity and automate repetitive tasks.
I visited New Designers at the Business Design Centre in Islington on Wednesday and can highly recommend this year’s exhibition. This showcase of graduate talent from the year’s creative arts students is an annual treat for fashionistas, enthusiasts and designers alike.
Seeing (and trying on!) the fruits of three years hard study and creative work from the hundreds of students who exhibit there is a privilege and even more so to be able to meet the student designers and hear about their design process and inspirations.
Hallmark Salon 2014 opens soon at Somerset House, one of the major arts and cultural centres in the heart of London from Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 June 2014. 86 of Britain’s most prominent designer jewellers and silversmiths will offer jewellery and precious objects using a glittering array of gold, silver, diamonds and precious stones and the key is that every piece has been hallmarked in the United Kingdom.
Time to get ready for a day out! The New Designers exhibition is being held once again at the Business Design Centre in Islington, later this month on 25 - 28 June. As in previous years, the event showcases the work of thousands of creative arts students in the UK, showing off the brightest and best talent in each graduating year: the real joy of the exhibition is knowing that you will see some absolutely exceptional work but not knowing where it will come from or what the style will be.
JeDeCo is a working collective of jewellery designers and makers from a variety of backgrounds. We have professional expertise in sales, communications / marketing / PR, business admin and accounts and of course jewellery design, making, pricing, wholesaling and retailing. Our gallery at the OXO Tower on London’s Southbank is entirely run by its members and gives each of us a unique retail experience: improving our sales technique, planning displays, managing events and promotions, as well as finances and suppliers.