Ane Christensen

Ane Christensen grew up in Copenhagen and moved to London in 1993 to study a HND (Jewellery Design) at Sir John Cass Faculty of Art. She went on to work as an assistant for two designer silversmiths and completed her MA (Metalwork & Silversmithing) at the Royal College of Art, before...Read more

Christopher Cox

Born into a family of antique dealers, spanning several generations, Chris was surrounded by the decorative arts. The work of sculptors and painters as well as design by celebrated furniture artisans was omnipresent. He became passionate about becoming an artist from an early age and his chosen...Read more

David Snoo Wilson

In 2012, David Snoo Wilson started Bristol-based travelling foundry Ore and Ingot, sharing and teaching metal casting and taking commissions. He also became a scholar of The Queen Elizabeth Trust (QEST)    

In keeping with his aim to preserve traditional arts in contemporary practice,...Read more

Sadie Clayton

Sadie Clayton’s architectural approach to avant-garde shaping draws on her own personal spirituality and references to the metaphysical properties. Her garments and sculptures combine voluminous shapes, twisted proportions and crystalline surface textures. Sadie uses copper to express her...Read more

<em>Edit Event</em> Craft Matters
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Cox London celebrates the wide spectrum of traditional crafts housed in their London workshops. Among them are forged-iron, cast bronze, lead and silver soldering, mould making, wax working, plaster casting, gilding and hand patination techniques.

Throughout London Craft Week, they...

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Yusuke Yamamoto

Yusuke Yamamoto graduated from Musashino Art University, in Japan in 2004. He is fascinated by the behaviour of water and cloud, petals, and grains of trees. Shaping metal with hammering and chasing, each stroke expresses a story and an emotion. He exhibits and sells his award-winning pieces...Read more

Tom Winstanley

A 2007 graduate from the Royal College of Art, Tom freelanced in Art Foundries, taught in Universities and was the Chelsea College of Art Foundry Fellow before launching London Bronze Casting LTD in 2014.

Early on, Tom recognised that remarkable objects could only be made by understanding...Read more

Vincent Jack

Born in Africa, son of a Zimbabwean sculptor, art has always been a resounding part of Vincent’s family life and initiated his creative calling from a young age.

Upon completing school, Vincent moved to England and studied Fine Art in order to evolve his strong urge to express himself...Read more

Kei Tominaga

Trained and educated in Tokyo, designer and metalsmith Kei Tominaga now resides in London to produce architecturally inspired metal objects, jewellery and wall panels. Kei’s award-winning collections have gained her significant press worldwide and her work is stocked through notable retailers...Read more

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235 Years of Craftsmanship with Smedley: David Snoo Wilson

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Continuing our partnership with John Smedley in celebration of their 235-year anniversary, we are delighted to bring you the story of another craft ambassador: Bell Founder David Snoo Wilson. 

In 2012, David started Bristol-based travelling foundry Ore and Ingot, sharing and teaching metal casting and taking commissions. He also became a scholar of The Queen Elizabeth Trust (QEST). In keeping with his aim to preserve traditional arts in contemporary practice, David used his QEST Scholarship to question the folklore of bell founding, researching how different alloys and casting techniques affect harmonics.

Speaking about expanding his craft David stated that “I’ll create an archetypal pattern with the UK’s leading bell designer. Bell bronze has been assumed best for the last three centuries, but there are many more alloys to try. And variables in the casting process, from fuel type to cooling rate. Gathering this knowledge will further my bell foundry work hugely.”

David also forms part of John Smedley’s collective of British craftsmen in celebration of their 235th anniversary as the oldest manufacturing factory in the world. Together they will be showcasing their collective crafts via retail windows, consumer workshops, special product launches and exhibitions throughout 2019 and 2020.

Rebecca Knott

Born into a Blacksmithing family, artist Rebecca Knott to uses her smithing skills to push the boundaries of this ancient craft to create contemporary functional service wear and sculptures. Constantly developing new processes, Rebecca treats the metal surface as a canvas, to explore texture,...Read more

Jacky Oliver

London-based Jacky Oliver works mainly in metal, utilizinga range of techniques and processes. She creates work a varying scales, from small hand-held objects through to large-scale architectural pieces, work for commissions, residencies and exhibitions around the UK.

Jacky has a broad...Read more

8 Oct
0915

Formulating the perfect recipe is the secret to creating the most desirable, rich and expressive patina’s, transforming items into unique works of art.

Join Collier Webb’s craftsmen as they discuss some of the intricate processes involved in hand-applied antiquing.

A breakfast...

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<em>Edit Event</em> Transcending Boundaries: Contemporary Lacquer Art & Metalwork in Taiwan
30 Sep
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Although craft in Taiwan is seen by many as a traditional cultural practice, a new generation of young Taiwanese craftspeople are exploring and challenging its boundaries. Combining long-standing craft conventions with innovative new ideas and practices, Taiwan is at the forefront of...

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Simone Ten Hompel

Simone ten Hompel has been working with metal for over 40 years. She’s exhibited at the V&A, won the prestigious Jerwood Applied Arts Prize and earned herself a reputation as one of Britain’s most critically acclaimed craftspeople.

For over 27 years she’s been teaching at the School...Read more

<em>Edit Event</em> Blown, Bound and Bold at Vessel Gallery
30 Oct
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Emerging artist Chris Day makes his debut at Vessel Gallery.

The artist, who worked for more than two decades as a self-employed plumber before discovering glass, has produced a series of highly personal pieces that discuss and investigate the treatment of black people in Britain and...

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Emerging makers and staff from The School of Art, Architecture and Design present work in the historic setting of St Botolph without Aldgate. Drawing on the rich social context of the church, the work will give insight into craft as process and it's essential role in human connection

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