Apprenticeship to Masterpiece - The Work of Goldsmiths' Company Apprentices

12 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 · Mon – Fri, 9am – 6pm
Free admission
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700-year history of apprenticeships. Continuing this tradition, young people today, who wish to start a career in the goldsmithing trade, still learn their skills alongside experienced master craftspeople within a workshop.

This exhibition explores the history of apprenticeships and charts the 4-year journey of the first cohort of students on the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Foundation Programme from the signing of their apprenticeship indentures to completing their time and receiving their Freedom of the Goldsmiths’ Company.

“My Master is a really passionate and inspiring person and it makes you want to craft amazing things! - Diamond Mounting Apprentice”

Discover the stories behind the Goldsmiths’ Company Apprentices and their Masters, and delight in a selection of their “Masterpieces” – epitomising their dedication to the acquisition of outstanding skills, knowledge and an exceptional level of craftmanship.