Celebrate the Future of Craft
From the 14th - 17th October, we are hosting an exciting pop-up event to support Scotland’s Elements’ festival. Organised by the Scottish Goldsmiths Trust, the festival is an annual celebration of leading UK designers, jewellers and silversmiths.
Showcasing the craft of three exceptional designers, the weekend will shine a spotlight on their expert, handcrafted designs (all available to purchase) with attendees given the chance to meet the makers who will exhibit a variety of eye catching, elegant and contemporary designs. Find out more about the three artisans below.
Alice Fry is an award-winning jeweller and silversmith who celebrates the chaotic beauty of crystal and mineral formations in silver and niobium.
Inspired by her visit to the Blue John Stone caves in Derbyshire, she explores the shapes and forms of crystals, gemstones and rocks using the ancient technique of chasing and repoussé.
Alice uses the metal niobium within her work, allowing her to add bright pops of colour to her pieces through the technique of anodising. This has become her specialism, and she is one of a small handful of metalworkers in the UK working in niobium.
Michelle Currie is currently Artist in Residence at The Glasgow School of Art Silversmithing and Jewellery Department after graduating with a First-Class Honours Degree in 2020.
Michelle’s unique practice combines traditional silversmithing techniques with her love of science and astronomy, in particular black holes and gravitational waves which can be seen in her collection of explosive and ominous wearable sculptures.