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Inspired 2016

10th-14th May 2016

The Goldsmiths Centre, 42 BrittonStreet, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 5AD

In 2016, we will be participating in a collaborative selling exhibition which is being organised and hosted between Festival of Silver, The Furniture Makers Company and John Higgins Contemporary Silver. The Goldsmith Centre in Farringdon will host this major exhibition for the fourth year, which this year is being held in support of Sparks – who are celebrating their silver anniversary as an independent charity. Over the past 25 years Sparks have supported over 285 pioneering children’s medical projects totalling over £28 million in grants. Inspired 2016 will include an impressive display of pieces from the UK’s finest silversmiths and from 15 of the finest bespoke furniture makers currently working in the UK – including John Makepeace, Edward Johnson and Simon Pirie, all of whom have international reputations for their excellence in design and craftsmanship. The exhibition will provide a wonderful opportunity to see exceptional and unique silver pieces in conjunction with beautiful furnishing pieces The exhibition is sponsored by The Goldsmiths Company, The Furniture Makers Company, Cookson Precious Metals, JMFinn, The Silver Society, London, Birmingham, Sheffield and Scottish Assay Offices, and silversmith Malcolm Appleby MBE.

John Higgins Contemporary Silver will be exhibiting a selection of important commissioned silver and gold pieces, by the very best UK silversmiths, including work by:

Miriam Hanid

Wayne Meeten

Ane Christensen

Rauni Higson

Michael Lloyd

Hiroshi Suzuki

Rod Kelly

Jane Short

Nan Nan Liu

Clive Burr

Angus McFadyen

Ian Calvert

Brian Williamson

Phil Barnes

All work will be available for immediate purchase.

Exhibition Opening Times
Tuesday 10th May – Saturday 14th May 2016
Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Admission is free of charge

We have a limited number of tickets available for our private view evenings on Tuesday 10th May and Wednesday 11th May from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. If you would like to visit either of these private view evenings, and would like a complimentary ticket, contact us.

The Goldsmiths Centre, 42 BrittonStreet, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 5AD

The Winter Exhibtion

Selected Dates from
Saturday 19th November – Wednesday 21st December 2016

During the last 8 years, we have concentrated solely on a summer exhibition – initially just showing exceptional pieces of silver by the top UK silversmiths, and in the last 3 years also adding jewellery to the exhibits available for purchase.
At the end of 2015, we were asked to trial a winter exhibition, with silver pieces only, and I’m pleased to say it was extremely successful.
Consequently, in 2016 we have decided to repeat the Winter Exhibition, and now we have more time to talk to our favourite jewellery designers, we will also be able to add an excellent and varied selection of jewellery for immediate purchase.
We will be open between 10.00am and 4.00pm on the following dates:

Saturday 19th November 2016
Sunday 20th November 2016
Saturday 26th November 2016
Sunday 27th November 2016
Saturday 3rd December 2016
Sunday 4th December 2016
Wednesday 7th December 2016
Saturday 10th December 2016
Sunday 11th December 2016
Wednesday 14th December 2016
Saturday 17th December 2016
Sunday 18th December 2016
Wednesday 21st December 2016

If you would like to visit our Winter Exhibition, enjoy a glass of wine with us, and find some beautiful pieces, then please contact John Higgins on 01444 483782, or email him at john@thecontemporarysilvergallery.co.uk and we will be pleased to send you an invitation.

If you would like an Invitation to attend the Exhibition please Contact Us.

Contact us for an invitation to one of the exhibitions