SILVER IN THE FAST LANE
In conversation with Richard Fox: an in-depth glimpse behind the scenes of one of Britain's leading silversmiths.
Richard Fox is one of the UK’s leading silversmiths and founding member and former Chair of Contemporary British Silversmiths. He is currently Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, one of the most prestigious positions in the precious metals industry.
In this up close and personal interview, silversmith and former Chair of Contemporary British Silvermiths, Angela Cork will give a glimpse into Richard’s career from graduating from the Royal College of Art, to establishing his business and how he helped set up Contemporary British Silversmiths in 1995. She will explore his design aesthetic, the importance of hallmarking to his work and what has inspired his interest in silver for so many years.
As managing director of Fox Silver, he has created work for a huge variety of corporate, public sector, private and motorsports clients, including Downing Street, KPMG, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Pernod Ricard and F1, to name a very select few.
According to Richard, his love of silversmithing began as an addition to his school timetable but quickly became an all-consuming interest. More than 40 years on, he runs a highly motivated design-led manufacturing company that provides silverware and jewellery to a variety of prestigious global clients and supports the industry in many different ways.
This event is organised by Contemporary British Silversmiths and has been kindly supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office.