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The Making of a Silver Commission

10 May 10:00, 11:00, 14:30, 15:30, each 60 min
10 May 12:30 – 14:00

Booking Details

Demonstration, booking necessary, 50 places per session, free
Talk, booking necessary, 150 places, £10
Clothworkers’ Hall
Dunster Court
Mincing Lane

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020 7623 7041

In partnership with Contemporary British Silversmiths,  the leading association for contemporary silver, The Clothworkers’ Company hosts a day of events, shining a light on the fascinating process of commissioning and making silver. Watch demonstrations by award-winning silversmiths Miriam Hanid and Yusuke Yamamoto and learn about their live commissions for the Clothworkers’ during a lunchtime talk.

For London Craft Week 2019, The Clothworkers’ Company partners with Contemporary British Silversmiths, the leading association for design-led silverware. This one-day event shines a light on the fascinating process of commissioning and making silver with a series of demonstrations of the craft of silversmithing, featuring award-winning silversmiths Miriam Hanid and Yusuke Yamamoto. Both silversmiths have been recently commissioned to create a major piece for The Clothworkers and are members of Contemporary British Silversmiths.

Miriam Hanid and Yusuke Yamamoto demonstrate their exceptional skills to the public in the prestigious surroundings of The Clothworkers’ Company, giving visitors a rare opportunity to see inside one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London while providing a unique opportunity to talk to the makers about their design process, techniques and commissioning silver. There are four demonstrations (repeated throughout the day) and a lunchtime panel discussion led by Angela Cork, Chair of Contemporary British Silversmiths, with the two makers and Senior Archivist Jessica Collins at The Clothworkers’ Company. Pre-booking is required.

The programme includes:

Meet the Makers: An hour of silversmith demonstrations with Miriam Hanid and Yusuke Yamamoto

10am, 11am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm.

Free, pre-booking required via

Lunchtime Lecture

Chair of Contemporary British Silversmiths Angela Cork interviews Miriam Hanid and Yusuke Yamamoto about their Clothworkers’ Loving Cup commissions, and Clothworkers' Senior Archivist, Jessica Collins, about the significance of the Loving Cup and The Clothworkers’ Company silver collection.

1pm – 2pm (doors open at 12.30pm)

£10, pre-booking required, via, coffee and tea available upon arrival.

Makers & Partners involved

Clothworkers’ Hall