GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR is the ultimate one-stop destination for those seeking out jewellery and silver by the most exciting independent designer-makers in the UK. Established in 1983 the Fair has grown in stature and allure and is now considered to be the most important, prestigious event of its kind in Europe.
This annual selling event, which is open to the public, positively buzzes with talent, passion, creativity, innovative design and superlative craftsmanship. Forget mass production, Goldsmiths’ Fair is all about the bespoke, the original and the one-off. Each piece is hand-made by dedicated craftsmen in small workshops around the country and collectively the Fair represents months of intense skill and artistry.
For two weeks only, 180 inspirational makers from around the country, including 10 recent graduates who are given free stands by the Company in order to help them in the early days of their careers, come to Goldsmiths’ Hall to present their latest collections. The result is a dazzling display of virtuoso jewellery and silverware. The Fair presents an opportunity for the makers to talk to the public about their work, explain their techniques and inspiration. The two-way interaction adds a vital personal element to the whole process of buying, as well as making it more enlightening and educational.
Paul Dyson Director Promotion: “The Fair is a hugely important event to many designer-makers. It obviously has considerable selling potential and presents an invaluable opportunity in terms of experience, exposure and direct contact with clients. Equally significant is the huge benefits the makers gain from being and exhibiting together, not only in terms of camaraderie but also through networking and the sharing of ideas and skills. The Fair also presents an exciting vision of the trade to the outside world.”
With an overall focus on superlative design, craftsmanship and excellence, the Fair is a magnet for discerning collectors from both the UK and abroad.
Dates for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2013
At Goldsmiths’ Hall
- Week One - Monday, September 23 to Sunday, September 29
- Week Two - Tuesday, October 1 to Sunday, October 6
- NB. Closed Monday September 30 for change-over of exhibitors.
11am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 6.00pm Saturday and Sunday
Entrance by catalogue purchasable on the door.
Last entries half an hour prior to closing time.