Next month, we are set to celebrate handcrafted works from our 155-year history in our Celebrating our Craft exhibition in August. Located at our recently renovated showroom in Edinburgh, the exhibition highlights the exceptional work of generations of artisans, the earliest piece dating back to 1887.
Amongst the collection of handcrafted items is a jewelled cover of JK Rowling’s handwritten The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Trophies celebrating The Scottish Open, the Royal Highland Show and Scottish Women's Football will also be on display, alongside a further 70 items generously donated by businesses and customers alike.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard was originally handwritten and illustrated by J.K. Rowling as a limited edition of only seven copies, one of which was sold at auction in 2007 to raise money for charity. It was then published in 2008 and continues to be sold in aid of J.K. Rowling’s children’s charity Lumos.
Last year, we launched a search for bespoke items created by our talented craftspeople to create an extensive display featuring some of its greatest designs.
Home to an expert team of silversmiths and jewellers, we have created items for a wide array of clients including Archerfield, Diageo and more. The intricate and luxurious creations will feature within this incredible display from the 26 August until 5 September at our beautifully reimagined showroom..
Victoria Houghton, our CEO, said: “One hundred and fifty-five years in business is a wonderful milestone to reach and we want to make sure we mark the occasion properly. Showcasing the pieces created by our extremely talented team and celebrating their craft is the perfect way to do so.
“We look forward to welcoming visitors and sharing the history behind the items featured within the Celebrating our Craft showcase.”
Bespoke commissions continue to be created in the workshops with experts utilising ancient skills and crafts to create beautiful, iconic items that will be remembered and celebrated forever.
We are committed to ensuring craftmanship is relevant to contemporary life, especially at a time when sustainability is of such importance. The Celebrating our Craft showcase will shine a light on the impact and reach of Hamilton & Inches and how important it is for the craft to continue throughout Scotland.