New Designers 2016


29 June, 2016 - 9 July, 2016
The Goldsmiths’ Company is delighted to sponsor New Designers 2016, held at the Business Design Centre in Islington.


Part One: 29 June – 2 July | Part Two: 6 – 9 July 

New Designers showcases the innovative work of over 3,000 design graduates, providing an essential pipeline of fresh talent into the UK’s creative industries. It’s a must-visit if you want to see the latest trends, recruit new talent for your business or just feel inspired.

Visit Part One of New Designers for textiles, jewellery, ceramics and more. The Goldsmiths' Company, the Goldsmiths’ Centre, and the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office are at Stand S8. Visit Part Two for furniture, product design, illustration and motion arts.

New Designers Award Ceremony

Weds 29 June 2016, 6.15pm – 9am
Awards for Part 1 include the Goldsmiths’ Company Silversmithing Award and the Goldsmiths’ Company Jewellery Award. Visit Goldsmiths' Company Stand S8 for drop-in sessions and talks

It Starts Here

Thurs 30 June 2016, 10am – 11am
Kick start your morning and come join us for a free coffee or tea whilst you meet the Goldsmiths’ team at Stand S8. See what support you can get from the Goldsmiths’ Company, the Goldsmiths’ Centre and the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office, and meet others taking part in New Designers. 

Research Skills for Professional Jewellers and Silversmiths

Thurs 30 June 2016, 2.30pm – 3pm
Would you benefit from some help researching? Join the Goldsmiths’ Company Library team to learn how to research and plan for design, production and sales of your work to ensure customer satisfaction.

Grab a Goldsmith

Thurs 30 June 2016, 12pm – 2.30pm and Fri 1 July 2016, 12pm – 4pm
Could you benefit from knowing what options are available now you’ve graduated? Drop in to get advice to help you with your next career steps.

Help with Hallmarking

Thurs 30 June 2016, 3pm – 3.30pm and Fri 1 July 2016, 11am – 11.30am
Learn about and ask your questions on the legalities of Hallmarking your work, how to fill in a hallnote and about the Assay Office London’s amazing Student Hallmarking Package. 

Guided Tour - Jewellers to Watch

Thurs 30 June 2016, 6pm – 6.45pm and 7pm – 7.45pm
Join top jewellery designer Imogen Belfield on a tour with the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Goldsmiths’ Centre around some of the best new jewellery and silverware designers at the show. Imogen Belfield is a New Designers alumna and has been a resident designer-maker at the Goldsmiths’ Centre for the past 3 years. This is a unique opportunity to find out how jewellers push creative boundaries whilst considering form, aesthetic appeal and practicality.

This tour begins at Stand S8 in the Jewellery & Contemporary Design Crafts area. Limited capacity: please book tickets for the 6pm guided tour here and for the 7pm guided tour see here.

Meet Adi Toch

Fri 1 July 2016, 10am – 11am 
Meet award-winning silversmith Adi Toch, whose exquisite sculptural vessels and containers are in the permanent collections of the Goldsmiths’ Company, Fitzwilliam Museum, National Museums Scotland and many more. This is your chance to ask questions about her journey through university, New Designers and on into a successful career.

Speed Portfolio Reviews, in association with Artsthread

Fri 1 July 2016, 11.30am – 1.30pm. To register for your free session, see here.
Fri 1 July 2016, 2.30pm – 4.30pm. To register your free session, see here.
Want to improve your portfolio to provide the best visual representation of your work? Join our team to receive invaluable advice and impress potential clients, galleries and retailers.

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