16th September 2020
Goldsmiths’ Fair is recognised internationally as the premier UK showcase for contemporary jewellery and silver. Organised by the Goldsmiths’ Company, it is a celebration of the best established and emerging British goldsmithing and silversmithing talent. It’s a hub of creativity, design innovation and outstanding craftsmanship.
Once again, Cockpit makers have a major presence in the event, with 16 Cockpit jewellers and silversmiths taking part in the Fair:
Hannah Bedford | Jacqueline Cullen | Ute Decker | Yen Duong | Ella Fearon-Low | Lukas Grewenig | Alma Sophia Grønli Geller | Jo Hayes Ward | Sarah Herriot | Teri Howes | Emily Kidson | Catherine Mannheim | Lucy Martin | Laura Ngyou | Mark Nuell | Maya Selway
For the next edition – 24 September to 6 October – Goldsmiths’ Fair is going digital-only and the event’s programme of talks, events and exhibitions will all be online.
The exhibition will showcase work by 130 jewellers and silversmiths, many of whom have made pieces exclusively for the Fair. In the run-up to the event, exhibitors are offering a sneak preview into their brand-new collections, see these videos on the Fair’s IGTV channel.
Thursday 24 September at 6pm
Rachel Church, Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass Department and Dr Dora Thornton, Curator of The Goldsmiths’ Company Collection will discuss the history of the brooch. Cockpit jeweller Ella Fearon-Low will join the conversation.
Sunday 27 September
Live Studio Tours: Isabelle Fish of Rue Pigalle takes us around the Cockpit Arts studios of jewellers Jacqueline Cullen and Mark Nuell.
2pm Jacqueline Cullen, famous for working in Whitby Jet
5pm Mark Nuell, Australian sapphire expert and gem cutter
Friday 2 October 3pm
Beyond Medallion Man
Janice Hosegood will interview jeweller and Cockpit alumni Jane Adam with her client portrait photographer Robert Taylor. Robert is an enthusiastic jewellery collector, frustrated that there are not more men prepared to wear pieces beyond ‘safe’ items that don’t question their masculinity.
Image – rings by Hannah Bedford, photo by Jeremy Johns