Goldsmiths Hall, the home of the venerable City of London Livery Company, is the venue to check out the latest in contemporary silverware and jewellery next month. Billed as ”the Chelsea Flower Show of the silver and jewellery world” and celebrating its 21st anniversary, the fair will feature 90 exhibitors representing the cream of British talent from these fields with a wide range of work spanning cutting edge to more traditional designs.
The fair gives visitors the chance to meet the designers face to face as well as buying samples of their work, many of which are not available through other retail outlets.
The Company is showcasing the work of five recent graduates, each of whom has been given a precious metal bursary of £1000 and a free stand at the fair. Pictured are two pieces by Kaya Hoang, who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2000 and followed with a year at London Guildhall University. Her work, which she describes as curvaceous and tactile, is inspired by natural forms, particularly fruits and flora.
The 21st Goldsmith’s Fair takes place from September 29-October 5.