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Past Public Events

Take a look at our Past Public Events to get a flavour of the wide range of regular and one-off events happening at The Goldsmiths' Centre.

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To celebrate the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s 5th Birthday, we’re opening our doors to take you on a behind-the-scenes visit to our fully working jewellery, silversmithing and allied trade workshops and studi...
Come and toast the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s 5th Birthday! This special evening will bring you together with our alumni and friends who have all played a vital part in shaping our charity and building our ...
Join the uber cool and innovative Jean Noel Soni in an informal session (with beer) that takes a close look at real examples of exceptional faceting, how his gems look like they’re being viewed throu...
Marcy Leavitt Bourne from the British Art Medal Society leads a tour of the current exhibition, Celebrating 80: Art in the Hand, which encompasses modern medals from art colleges around the UK, made t...
The Power of the Art Medal Symposium brings together a group of experts and artists who are engaged in conversations around the origins, importance and influence of the modern art medal. Each speaker ...
The art medal is a little-understood, but centuries-old art form. Usually cast in metal, these two-sided relief sculptures come to life when held and turned in the hand. Writer and art historian Marcy...
Share your industry views on what commercial and leadership skills are needed to support the growth of businesses with the Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, Peter Taylor. Over brunch, you’ll have th...
Few things matter more when selling your jewellery than high quality photography. Whether you’re looking to retail online, share your work with journalists or your social media followers, it is vital ...
Two of the most exciting names in contemporary jewellery design discuss their careers, work and the craft. Hosted by the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council, this is a unique chance to ask Stephen We...
Celebrate new talent in jewellery, silversmithing and metalwork at our Shine 2016 showcase! Share conversation, ideas and network with other industry hotshots, innovators and enthusiasts, whilst sippi...
Made in Clerkenwell is a bi-annual celebration of Craft Central resident designer makers, network members as well as a select group of craftspeople from the Goldsmiths’ Centre....
Your time may be precious, but promoting your business, working with journalists and creating a fantastic digital presence isn't something you can brush aside. Freelance editor, content specialist and...

TEDx Clerkenwell 07-Nov-16

2016 is about blurred boundaries, about a world where nothing is black or white, but a rich variety of greys. In a global community, where are the limits that outline what makes us unique? What happen...
Penny Gildea, Chair of the British Society of Enamellers (BSoE) and Ruth Rushby, enameller and member of the BSoE, lead a tour of the current exhibition ‘Enamoured’, which tells the story of this comp...
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Expect a delicious breakfast, smiling audience and thought-provoking 20 minute talk from Alex Smilansky and Benjamin ...
Can the spontaneity and speed of guerrilla art be applied to enamelling? Join Jill Leventon and Bonnie Mackintosh for an interactive, step by step demonstration of quick-win enamelling techniques – fr...
Jane Short, one of the best known and respected makers in the industry, and Elizabeth Campbell, an early career enameller, discuss their practices and the developments that have shaped their careers s...
What are the future rules of luxury? How is the merging of technology and materials enhancing the art of making? First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival (LDF) is one of the world's most impor...
Architect & Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani shows how to create creative loops between designs and environmental feedback in architecture and interior design and demonstrates how parametric design tools en...
Join five prestigious members of Contemporary British Silversmiths (CBS) in conversation on the importance of tools and materials to their practice, led by Silver Speaks: Form exhibition designer, pho...
The design world is already starting to adapt to a future of depleting resources, using advances in biotechnology and genetic engineering to create new materials. This shift, which we call ‘Whole-syst...
From award-winning window displays for Karen Millen to ‘Tangential Dreams’ for the Burning Man Festival 2016, Architect & Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani, presents projects from practice. Arthur demonstrat...
The march of technology and digital innovation cannot be ignored and it appears that no industry is immune to digital disruption. But rather than seeing new technology and tools as a force of destruct...
Architect & Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani shows how parametric modelling coupled with digital fabrication enables the design, simulation and fabrication of unique products for both furniture and product ...
The rules of luxury are being rewritten and organisations have to adapt to emerging motivations to acquire luxury goods and services. Luxury is no longer defined by price or whether it is a piece of j...
Silversmiths Vicki Ambery-Smith and Mary Ann Simmons discuss their unique process and collaborations which inform their sculptural work. During this special in conversation talk, they will explore the...
Come and visit us as we throw open the doors to the Goldsmiths’ Centre for the third year. Designed by Lyall Bills & Young LLP Architects in 2012, a 1872 London Board School has been transformed into ...
Louise Lyons, Head of Ecommerce at fine jewellery retailer Annoushka, gives a fascinating introduction to ecommerce for the jewellery industry. If you are looking to set up or develop your website to ...
To complement Silver Speaks, Contemporary British Silversmiths’ exciting year of events celebrating silver in contemporary life, there will be a one-day trade symposium at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. This...
Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is the UK’s leading independent design festival....
New furniture is launched annually, but where does it all go? What are the demands for furniture typologies and furniture production today? London-based Opendesk challenge this model with their open s...
How do you create the perfect product? Leading designers give us an insight into their process, and how craft makes the difference....
Erin O’Connor, owner of Pärla contemporary jewellery boutique, shares her insight into the benefits and demand for connecting makers to customers. Erin is joined by designers Jessie Harris and Clarice...
The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the 24 November this year in a brand new home – the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The complex, a unique 1960s Grade II listed building whi...
Dutch company Arco has its roots in furniture for the home, but increasingly provides furniture for work environments. London studio PearsonLloyd developed a strong design portfolio of workplace produ...
You used to be able to distinguish an office by its location. The ‘hacks’ were in Fleet Street, the bankers were in the City and the Ad men and women resided in edgy Soho. As major companies break fre...
Pop-up structures, meanwhile spaces and interim exhibitions can be instrumental in testing ideas and approaches to build authorship of public and community spaces. But should they be designed more res...
British designer Tom Dixon in conversation with Becky Sunshine discusses the essential starting point of product design – materials....
Dutch designer Jurgen Bey explores progressive office furniture with PROOFLAB; with products including the iconic Earchair. Sam Hecht of Industrial Facility designed Locale for Herman Miller; a system...
Step into the shoes of a skill craftsperson by punching your own pendant design under the careful guidance of established and aspiring goldsmiths from the Goldsmiths’ Centre. Drop-in during the day to...
As 3D printing and other such new technologies become more familiar, what effect does this have on the design process? How can we harness these technologies in new ways to create new possibilities in ...
If you are a designer, protecting your intellectual property is critical. Why? Because you want to reap the financial rewards by reducing the threat from copying. Taking a few simple steps can help yo...
There is occasionally scepticism about architects switching from macro to micro proportions. Some argue that the principles of architecture and product design are necessarily different because of ever...
John Makepeace’s career has given him the opportunity to excel in various furniture-related areas – the design of products for retailers, Oxford College interiors, major boardrooms, museums and privat...
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled....
London Craft Week (3 – 7 May) celebrates exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops, makers and highly specialised skills....
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, The Silver Trust presents an opportunity to hear leading silversmith Malcolm Appleby and artist metalworker Junko Mori speak about their work. They are responsible...
GIA, the Gemological Institute of America, is the world’s foremost authority on gemmology. Join Dr. James Shigley, GIA’s Distinguished Research Fellow and a member of GIA’s research team, as he offers...
This event is now sold out; if you’d like to be kept informed about any cancellations or future FLUX events, please email hello@fairlux.co.uk...
Be part of the debate on the future of contemporary British silversmithing in the UK. From academia, practitioners and beyond, panellists will put forward their ideas on what the future of the craft h...
Pamela Rawnsley’s work is directly influenced by the Welsh landscape that surrounded her studio. Her silversmithing and jewellery reflects landscape in all its moods, the big spaces with tiny details,...
Join London Drawing for a fun and informative life class in our great creative space....
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life class in our great creative space....
Three of the most exciting names in avant-garde jewellery design discuss their careers, work and the craft in a special evening event....
Avoid the high street and opt for handmade! Meet 150 designer makers in the studios where they work their magic and buy their latest products....
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life drawing class in our great creative space....
Amanda Game, a leading UK independent curator and producer in the field of jewellery and silversmithing, and Professor Dorothy Hogg MBE give a short talk on the exhibition A Sense of Jewellery....
This study day is organised by the Goldsmiths’ Centre and Crafts Council, and will expand on themes drawn from two major exhibitions celebrating jewellery-making: A Sense of Jewellery at Goldsmiths’ C...

Creative Mornings 30-Oct-15

Join like-minded people for a free breakfast talk as part of the latest Creative Mornings season....
Leading architect Eva Jiřičná CBE RA discusses her experience of working on the design of The William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2008....
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life drawing class in our great creative space....
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life drawing class in our great creative space....
The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community....
Amanda Game, a leading UK independent curator and producer in the field of jewellery and silversmithing and Liveryman of The Goldsmiths’ Company, gives a short talk on the exhibition, A Sense of Jewel...
Join us as we throw open the doors to the Goldsmiths’ Centre in partnership with Open House London for the second year....
Join like-minded people for a free breakfast talk as part of the latest Creative Mornings season....
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life drawing class in our great creative space....
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life drawing class in our great creative space....

Technology Day 17-Jun-15

Come and see the latest technology affecting the goldsmiths and jewellery designers, at this one day event....
Join Dr Mara Kalnins, the author of The Ancient Amber Routes: Travels from Riga to Byzantium, for a lunchtime talk on the beautiful sun-stone and gem-like resin: Amber....
Be inspired and join Barnaby Scott, a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, for a free talk as part of the Inspired 2015 exhibition....
Be inspired and join Rebecca de Quin, a leading designer, artist-silversmith and lecturer at the Royal College of Art in silver and mixed media, for a free talk as part of the Inspired 2015 exhibition...
Join us for our pop-up workshop on the terrace of our café Bench at the Goldsmiths’ Centre as part of Clerkenwell Design Week....
Listen to Malcolm Appleby MBE, a leading silversmith art-engraver, for a free talk as part of the Inspired 2015 exhibition....
London Craft Week (19 – 21 May) celebrates exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops, makers and highly specialised skills....
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been cancelled. We hope to see you at future events....
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life drawing class in our great creative space....

Creative Mornings 24-Apr-15

Join like-minded creatives for a free breakfast talk as part of the latest Creative Mornings season....
Listen to Emma Paragreen, Curator of the Sheffield Assay Office, give a free talk as part of the Little Gems exhibition showcased at the Goldsmiths’ Centre until 13 May 2015....
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life drawing class in our great creative space....
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life drawing class in our great creative space....
Join our panel of Jacques Cartier Memorial prize winners for an open discussion on all aspects of this prestigious award. This is the first time that a group of Cartier winners have come together and ...
On the last Tuesday of the month, London Drawing offers a fun and informative life drawing class in our creative spaces....
Listen to our free monthly breakfast talk as part of the latest Creative Mornings series....
Avoid the high street and opt for handmade! Meet 150 designer makers in the studios where they work their magic and buy their latest products....
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life class in our great creative space....
How you display your work can have a huge impact on sales whether it be in a shop window, exhibition stand or market stall. This workshop delivered in collaboration with Craft Central will introduce y...
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life class in our great creative space....
Join London Drawing every last Tuesday of the month for a fun and informative life class in our great creative space....
Join us as we throw open the doors to the Goldsmiths’ Centre in partnership with Open House London....
Join us for the UK film premiere of Masters of Dreams, a magical documentary going behind-the-scenes with some of the world’s most legendary jewellery brands, including London-based jewellers Graff Di...
Listen to British comedian, Sanderson Jones, as he gives a free breakfast talk as part of the latest monthly Creative Mornings series....
Simply Rhino, in partnership with the Goldsmiths’ Centre, invite you to join us for the Digital Bench Event....
See the latest tools for your workshop and studio at our free open day here at the Goldsmiths’ Centre and take control of your own designs, manufacturing and business....
The Goldsmiths’ Centre and Goldsmiths’ Craft and Industry Committee invite you to an evening seminar, specifically for the Trade, exploring the technology and traditional skills central to the craft ...
Join us in our pop-up factory 'Smith' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week....
On Tuesday 8 April the furniture maker Nick Allen will give a talk on his life in contemporary furniture making and this will be followed by a talk from the silversmith James Dougall....