I am showing at the Victoria and Albert Museum with Contemporary British Silversmiths. the association was asked to create a display to complement its much anticipated major exhibition, British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age. Part of the V&Aâ€™s British Design Season, this display represents the state of the art in contemporary silverware. Fifty-two established and up-and-coming silversmiths from around the UK have created unique work on the theme of Fit for Purpose: a practical and conceptual exploration of silver. The exhibition is housed within the Museumâ€™s Silver Galleries and is supported by the Goldsmithsâ€™ Company.
Eric Turner, Curator at the V&A commented: â€œContemporary British Silversmiths aims to promote the highest standards of silverware design in Britain today. This collection offers supreme evidence of how its members succeed in acknowledging the rich historical heritage that is British silversmithing whileequally renewing and reinventing it.â€
The show will be in the silver galleys V&A 30th March â€“ 16th September 2012
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