Past Shows

TALK: Fashioning Silver – Past and PresentM_Hanid_Union Centrepiece

14th June 2018 – 2.30 – 3.30pm

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

I will be in conversation with Tessa Murdoch, Head of Metalwork at The V&A, Eric Turner, curator of 20th Century and contemporary metalwork, and Silversmith Juliette Bigley. Both my work and Juliette’s has recently been acquired by the Museum.


M_Hanid_Engraved Tumblers
Engraved Tumblers

Summer Selling Exhibition

21st June – 1st July 2018

The Contemporary Silver Gallery, Lindfield, West Sussex

The Contemporary Silver Gallery is based in West Sussex, and specialises in the sale of Contemporary Silver from leading British Silversmiths.

“We show around 150-180 individual exhibits, all of which are for sale. We also show a range of work from top class Contemporary Designer/ Jewellers, in gold, silver and enamel, at this exhibition, and typically have 250-300 individual pieces on display – again all for sale.” John Higgins – owner.

On show: Early pieces such as Engraved Tumblers (pictured) and new chased pieces.


Walpole Crafted Showcase, London Craft Week

9-13th May 2018 – 10am-6pm

Saturday 12th May – 11.00am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm – Miriam Hanid shares insights relating to the commissioning process with a talk and short demo focused on bespoke fine silverware.

Circus Village West, Battersea Power Station, London

LONDON CRAFT WEEK is an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.


Women in Silver: Demonstration of Hand Engraving and Chasing for London Craft Week

Wednesday 9th May 2018 – 11am-4pm (tbc)

Room 66: Silver Discovery Area, Silver Galleries

The Victoria & Albert Museum, London

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which granted some women the right to vote in British parliamentary elections for the first time, Contemporary British Silversmiths, the leading association for contemporary silver in the UK will be inviting two leading female silversmiths, Jane Short and me to demonstrate our exceptional craft in the prestigious surroundings of the Victoria and Albert Museum

I will be demonstrating hand engraving on a silver tumbler, giving the audience an insight into the life of a silversmith and the bespoke nature of my handcrafted commissions. Jane Short, one of Britain’s leading artist enamellers, will also be demonstrating hand engraving and how she prepares the surface of silver with intricate pattern and texture before applying enamel.


The Great Festival of InnovationM-Hanid_Infinitude

21st-24th March 2018

The Asia Centre, Hong Kong

Over four days, the Festival will offer a series of thought-provoking and lively keynotes, masterclasses, showcases, installations and performances involving industry leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, educationalists, futurologists to an audience from the UK, Hong Kong, China, Japan, South Korea and wider region.

On Show: Infinitude Vessel


M_Hanid_VaseMade For The Table

3rd February 2018 – 8th April 2018

Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales

A Goldsmiths Company curated exhibition – Made For The Table explores how contemporary silversmiths continue to be inspired to make precious handmade objects for the table.

The exhibition will also tour to:

Holburne Museum, Bath 13 April to 1 July

Goldsmiths’ Centre 12 July to 31 August

Osterley Park 5 November 2018 – 24 February 2019

On Show: Birds In Flight Vase, Ripple Tumbler (From the Goldsmiths Company’s Modern Collection)


M_Hanid_Cascade JugGoldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Award Winners 2017 Retrospective

17th January – 6th March 2018

The Goldsmiths Centre, Britton Street, London

The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council (GC&DC) is the flagship organisation for the precious metal industry. Each year GC&DC hosts a unique national competition attracting over 600 entries from exceptionally talented and skilled UK based designers and craftsmen.

This showcase at the Goldsmiths’ Centre celebrates award-winning work ranging from innovative, yet intricate hand-crafted jewellery to tableware and objet d’art – all entered as part of GC&DC’s 2017 competition. Plus, a unique first, a feature and showcase of Cartier jewellery to celebrate 60 years of partnership with GC&DC.

On Show: Cascade Jug and Radiance Tray, my two winning pieces


Miriam-Hanid_Vessel sketchCollect

22nd-25th February 2018

Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road, London

Collect offers an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy exceptional, craft-led works showcased by a carefully selected group of leading international galleries. In 2018, Collect returns to the Saatchi Gallery for its 14th edition from 22-25 February 2018.

On Show: A new and large silver chased vessel – Infinitude – on the Bishopsland stand.


Winter Design Collection

24th November – 24th December 2017

Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

Roger Billcliffe Gallery specialises in exhibiting the best of Scottish contemporary and 20th century painting and also displays a wide range of contemporary applied arts – ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, silver and glass.

On Show: Chased Hosta Leaf bowls, Napkin Rings and Snowflake Bangles.


Miriam Hanid Birds in Flight Vase
Birds in Flight Vase

Contemporary silver for auction at Bonhams, Knightsbridge
27th September 2017 at 10.00 BST

‘Contemporary British Silversmiths are delighted to be participating.

The sale includes my Birds In Flight Vase (detail above) and marks the first collection of contemporary silver to come to auction straight from a significant museum display.

The sale will feature pieces made by members of British Contemporary Silversmiths, which were shown at the recent V & A exhibition ‘Silver Speaks: Idea to Object’, curated by design critic and curator Corinne Julius, and at  ‘Silver Speaks: Form’ an exhibition held at the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

Representing 39 of the best British contemporary silversmiths, this auction offers an exciting opportunity for collectors to buy unique pieces’. See the article in the Financial Times about the sale.


‘Showstoppers: Silver Centrepieces’

Exhibition room, Temple Newsam House, Leeds

13 May 2017 – 29 October 2017
9 June 2017, 2pm-3pm: Talk by artist silversmith Miriam Hanid
10 June 2017, 10am-1.30pm: Miriam Hanid: silversmithing demonstration

A theatrical experience that will present two iconic historic objects from the Temple Newsam collection in a completely different way, with an opportunity to see work by major contemporary silversmiths. This exhibition will also celebrate the role of women in silver – either through the creation or ownership of the objects on display.

Four silver centrepieces will be shown, two antique, two modern: my Deluge piece from the Goldsmiths Collection and one by Junko Mori. The exhibition will take two iconic pieces from Temple Newsam’s silver collection – the chinoiserie epergne and Kirkleatham Centrepiece – and present them in a new, theatrical setting. Through a careful juxtaposition with Junko’s and my silver centrepieces, it will offer visitors a new insight into the possibilities of silver as an expressive art form.

9 June 2017, 2pm-3pm: I will be giving a talk in which I will explain how I started my silversmithing journey’ and how it has evolved into creating large commissions for a range of collectors and private clients. The inspiration I use in my work comes from many sources, and during the talk I will give some insight into how I create my sculptural silver and what tools and techniques make my work so unique.

10 June 2017, 10am-1.30pm: I will be doing a silversmithing demonstration, an exciting opportunity to see me chasing and engraving in the Great Hall at Temple Newsam. These techniques were used to dramatic effect in the creation of Deluge Dish which will be on show.


M_Hanid_Cascade Jug‘Inspired 2017’
with British Silver Week for London Craft Week

The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London

3rd – 6th May 2017

Inspired 2017 partners the Festival of Silver and The Furniture Makers’ Company, creating collaborations between bespoke Guildmark furniture makers and studio silversmiths. Supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company, the Goldsmiths’ Centre and Craft in Focus, ‘Inspired’ is a selling exhibition of luxury, contemporary silverware and bespoke furniture by the UK’s finest craftsmen and women.

On show: My latest signature piece Cascade Jug.


‘Silver, Light and Shade’
with Contemporary British Silversmiths

Holburne Museum, Bath

22nd October – 22nd January 2017

An exhibition that brings together historic and contemporary silver masterpieces to tell a new story about the texture, form and colour of this precious metal.

On show: Coriolis Centrepiece, large silver vases, small silver bowls, napkin rings and jewellery.


‘Making a Winter’s Tale’

Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, London

17th November – 24th December 2016

The exhibition offers “a range of meaningful gifts at accessible price points, as well as high-value collectors’ pieces. This CAA curated selection is imbued with skill, innovation and tradition. 

From the decorative to the functional and wearable, in a range of diverse materials from clay to precious gemstones, each handmade object is a one off. ”  

On show: Silver engraved bowls and bangles


‘Winter Design Collection’

Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

25th November – 24th December 2016

Roger Billcliffe Gallery specialises in exhibiting the best of Scottish contemporary and 20th century painting and also displays a wide range of contemporary applied arts – ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, silver and glass.
On Show: Chased silver tumblers, bowls and bangles.

Visit The Billcliffe Gallery website


‘John Higgins Contemporary Silver’ Exhibition

Lindfield, West Sussex

26th November – 18th December 2016

The gallery specialises in the sale of Contemporary Silver from leading British Silversmiths. “Our Winter Exhibition is increasingly popular for unique contemporary jewellery and silverware gifts.” (John Higgins)

On Show: Engraved large silver vase, chased silver tumblers and bangles.


2017

Bishopsland at The Savile Club, London.
Inspired, British Silver Week for London Craft Week, Goldsmiths Centre, London.
Showstoppers, Silver Centrepieces at Temple Newsam Museum, Leeds.
‘Form’ with Contemporary British Silversmiths – Auction – Bonhams, New Bond St, London.
Made for The Table, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire.
Winter Design Collection, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.

2016

FORM, Contemporary British Silversmiths, Goldsmiths Centre, London.
Masterpieces of British Silver, Highlights from the Victoria and Albert Museum – Liang Yi Museum, Hong Kong.
Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London.
Silver, Light and Shade, Holburne Museum, Bath.
John Higgins Contemporary Silver Exhibition, Lindfield, West Sussex.
Winter Design Collection, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.

2015

John Higgins Contemporary Silver Exhibition, Lindfield, West Sussex.
Solo Exhibition, Fine Lines, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London.
The Silversmiths Art, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.
The Victoria and Albert Museum at KunstKammer Wurth, Germany.

2014

Bishopsland Contemporary Silver At The Drapers Hall.
Passing It On, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
Danske Solvsmede and British Guests, Koldinghus, Denmark.
A Celebration of Excellence, Goldsmiths Centre, London.
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London.

2013

Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London.
Winter Design Collection, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.

2012

Studio Silver Today, SOLO exhibition at Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds.
British Silver Week at ‘Desire’ Show, Richmond.
Fit for Purpose, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Summer Design Collection, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.
Festival of Silver, Goldsmiths Centre, Clerkenwell, London.
Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London.
Winter Design Collection, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.

2011

Inorghenta, Munich, with British Silver Week.
British Silver Week at Pangolin Gallery, Kings Cross, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London.
Festival of Silver at Oeding Erdel, Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London.
Festival of Silver at ‘Desire’ Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair, Winchester.

2010

Treasures of the 21st Century, Ruthin Gallery, Ruthin Craft Centre.
Mr and Mrs Gestetner’s Private Exhibition, Hampstead, London.
Handmade, Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly, London.
Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow – Design Collection 2010.
British Silver Week – John Higgins, David Fowkes, Styles Silver, Payne and Son.
Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London.
SXS Edge to Edge, Victoria and Albert Museum, Häme Castle, Hameenlinna, Finland.
SXS Edge to Edge, Royal Cornwall Museum Truro, with Contemporary British Silversmiths.

2009

Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London.
Schoonhoven City Council Award, Schoonhoven, Ghent, Munich.
British Silver Week – De Vroomen, John Higgins, Payne and Son, Reginald Davis.
Bishopsland, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London.

2008

Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
British Silver Week – Goldsmiths Hall and Hamilton and Inches.
The Henley Festival, Henley.
Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Oxford.
Christmas Design Collection, Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.