<em>Edit Event</em> Master Engraving Demonstration at Vacheron Constantin
9 May
10 May

Meet one of Vacheron Constantin’s master engravers at an hour-long demonstration. Sessions focus on the delicate pounced ornament engraving technique, which consists of removing material so as to fashion relief effects. Discover the Métiers d'Art Les Aérostiers collection that uses this...

Hervé Obligi

Hervé Obligi started working with wood before studying the glyptic and creating his studio in 1985. He is one of the last specialist of hard stone marquetry in Europe and was appointed Maître d’art* by the French Minister of Culture in 2015. Numerous restorations have been assigned to him (the...Read more

Emmet Smith

Emmet has worked in the jewellery trade since 1986 and after studying at the Sir John Cass School of Art in Whitechapel, undertaking a 5 year apprenticeship with R.H. Wilkins - the company he went on to buy.

Rebus was founded by Emmet Smith in 2005 as a department within R. H. Wilkins,...Read more

<em>Edit Event</em> Gunmaking at Purdey
9 May

An engraver, stocker and gun finisher are at Audley House showing the intricate detail that goes into making a Purdey ‘Best’ shotgun. Don’t miss the chance to see these skilled craftsmen at work.


Also exhibiting at The Beaumont during the week.

Since 1814, James...

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11 May
12 May

The Institut français welcomes Fanny Boucher (Heliogravure), Lison de Caunes (Straw Marquetry) and Hervé Obligi (Stone Marquetry) for a lively discussion on their processes and techniques and how they oscillate from tradition to innovation in the newly renovated Salons of the Institut français...

Fanny Boucher

Fanny Boucher graduated in 1998 in intaglio engraving at the Ecole Supérieure des arts et industries graphiques Estienne in Paris. Then, she specialised in the very rare technique of Talbot-Klic héliogravure au grain, a photo engraving process.

This art results from the transfer of an...Read more