FORTHCOMING AND CURRENT SHOWS:
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
See the 2017 GC&DC Awards News post all about the awards these pieces won in the competition.
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.
On Show: Birds In Flight Vase, Ripple Tumbler (From the Goldsmiths Company’s Modern Collection)
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. Visit the Collect Website
On Show: A new and large silver chased vessel – Infinitude – on the Bishopsland stand.
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.
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 to be confirmed.
To attend the exhibition or arrange a viewing, please contact the silver gallery to be added to the invitation list.
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. Visit the website
On Show: Chased Hosta Leaf bowls, Napkin Rings and Snowflake Bangles.
Contemporary silver for auction at Bonhams, Knightsbridge
27th September 2017 at 10.00 BST
‘Contemporary British Silversmiths are delighted to be participating in the Decorative Art & Design Sale at Bonhams, Knightsbridge on the 27th September.
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 event pages on Bonhams and Contemporary British Silversmiths websites for more information, and an article in the Financial Times about the sale.
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.
Read more: Showstoppers: Silver Centrepieces
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.
Read more about ‘Inspired 2017’ and The Festival of Silver.
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.
Read more about ‘Silver, Light and Shade’
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
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.
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.
See images of ‘Coriolis’ and more about my work on the Contemporary Silver Gallery website