Goldsmiths North

Goldsmiths North is a new show set to take place in July 2019 in the North of England. It will provide a new and specifically tailored selling platform to skilled and innovative creative businesses within the precious metals sector. It will be a national/international event – a retail selling fair bringing the best of designer jewellery and silversmithing from the UK and Europe to the north of England.
Goldsmiths North intends to showcase the work of approximately 60 individual designers and craftsmen. Applications to exhibit will be invited from both jewellers and silversmiths and a jury of local and national experts will be convened to select the best and most professional work.
It is intended that those chosen will be representative of the best work currently being designed and made across the UK. In addition it is intended that up to 20% of the exhibitors will be from outside the UK, providing an opportunity for exhibitors and visitors alike to see as wide a range of work as possible.
Exhibitors will be professional designers and/or craftsmen. They will be required to be present at their stand during the Fair’s opening hours, creating a ‘meet the maker’ environment for the visitors.

Applications are NOW OPEN, with a deadline at midnight 20th December 2018. If you would like to apply for a stand at Goldsmiths North, please submit the online form on the website:

If you would like more information, feel free to contact email:

Award in Schoonhoven (NL)

Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018
During the opening of the exhibition the prize winners of the Schoonhoven Silver Awards were announced. The 1st prize Schoonhoven Silver Award was for Peter Bauhuis from Munich won the Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018 with his object “Policast”. Gallery owner and silversmith Paul Derrez received the prize on behalf of Bauhuis.
For the first time in the history of the Schoonhoven Silver Award, a Young Professional Award has been presented for participants under the age of 30. Sheng Zhang won this Award with “Inside out” that was made possible by Zadkine and Vakschool Schoonhoven.
An honorable mention was for David Huycke and the encouragement prize Young Professionals for Oscar Saurin. Both received a kilo of silver donated by Herens & Herens.

“Policast” by Peter Bauhuis

The jury about the winner
The jury, consisting of Angela Cork, Jeroen Martens, Jan Matthesius, says about the winning object “Policast” by Peter Bauhuis: “Peter Bauhuis has perfected his art using one of the oldest techniques, the lost wax technique. He demonstrates a great understanding of the process and of working with different alloys to extend the limits of what can be achieved in silver as a form. The result is poetic and discussion topic for discussion. The design is on the one hand beautifully raw, unfinished and reminds us of archaeological finds. On the other hand, it embraces a very modern look with clear attention to the shape and the square parts of the shape. An inspiring piece in everything.”

Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018
With the 7th edition of the Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018 the Silver Museum wants to challenge silversmiths, designers and visual artists at artistic and technical level. This year the most important criteria for the competition were: challenging the contemporary silversmith on an artistic and technical level, innovating older, traditional silversmithing techniques to preserve the heritage and inject new life and innovation into the profession. The judges also sought inspirational work that will encourage debate, discussion and research among silversmiths to meet a promising and prosperous future.
The Schoonhoven Silver Award is an initiative of the ‘Stichting Zilverkunst’ (Silver Art Foundation). Since its inception in 2001 the Award has had six winners. The Award’s most recent editions have been dedicated to promoting contemporary ‘great, silver art’ to a broader, art-minded audience, with the emphasis on innovative silver concepts. The Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018 continues to be devoted to the goal of reaching a wider audience and inspiring artists to test and explore the boundaries of their traditional art and craft.

After the exhibition in Schoonhoven, the objects will be on show in the international traveling exhibition.

07.12.2018 – 01.05.2019 Nederlands Zilvermuseum, Schoonhoven (NL)

19th Silver Triennial – International Competition 2019

Aufruf zur Einreichung
Silber, Metall Künstler und Designer, sowie Studenten und Auszubildende sind eingeladen, im Hauptwettbewerb und dem Jugendpreis (für diejenigen, geboren 1984 und jünger) des 19. Silbertriennale teilnehmen – Internationaler Wettbewerb 2019. Weitere Informationen an der Webseite oder licken Sie auf das Bild unten.

Call for entries
Silversmiths, metal artists and designers, as well as students and apprentices are invited to participate in the main competition and the Youth Prize (for those born in 1984 and younger) of the 19th Silver Triennial – International Competition 2019. More information on the website or click on the picture below.

Common Bowl 2013 on show

This summer the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum has a jubilee exhibition commemorating its 135 years existence. For the exhibition 125 people from Trondheim and surroundings were asked to choose one object from the collection to be on show and to describe why they chose for this object. Jori Lønseth, member of the Museum’s board, chose the HammerClub Common Bowl 2013, supporting the choice as follows:
In 2013 I assisted as a volunteer and relatively new friend of the museum at a banquet for the HammerClub is a group of European silversmiths who come together every year in a different place to promote the silversmith’s trade as a creative activity. This year, they had chosen Trondheim and the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum. There was an exhibition that evening on the ground floor of the museum with wonderful examples of handmade silver, and in the middle of this array of vibrant silverware we laid the table for the silversmiths in attendance.
Seeing the items together with the craftsmen fell very vivid and right. As a rule, museums just put things on display, but on this occasion we got to meet the people who made them. This silver bowl was made during the HammerClub’s meeting and bears the marks of the hammer blows applied by each of the participating silversmiths. You can see their initials in various places on this bright, airy silver bowl. It was given the name Midsummer Night.

HammerClub in SilverMagazine

SilverMagazine issue July/August 2018 contains a 4 page article about the HammerClub, written by Janjaap Luijt. He describes the origin of the HammerClub and gives a short impression of this years meeting. Works of Micha Peteler (on the cover), Daphne Spiegel, Maja Houtman, Ludwig Menzel, Yuki Ferdinandsen and Achim Heinkel illustrate the article.
Copies of this number can be ordered at SilverMagazine.