Exhibition in the V&A Museum, London
Work of 18 British leading silversmiths will be on display at the acclaimed Silver Speaks: ‘Idea to Object’ exhibition in the V&A’s Silver Galleries, an initiative by Contemporary British Silversmiths. This free display is curated by design critic Corinne Julius and traces how a work in silver is brought into being from the inspiration, through sketches, models, material experimentation and construction processes, to the final piece.
The works have been specially selected for their craftsmanship and artistry. Each has been individually hand crafted in the UK by the makers in solid silver, using either a variety of traditional silversmithing techniques or modern methods such as rapid prototyping and 3D printing. The work encompass a variety of beautiful and intriguing objects – both sculptural and functional – created using a range of different processes, from the traditional to the most cutting edge.
Silver Speaks is a year long programme of events designed to celebrate silver in contemporary life. View a full list of events and exhibitions for 2016/17.