Apprentice to Masterpiece: The Work of the Goldsmiths’ Apprentices Exhibition

07 Mar 2024 - 25 Apr 2024 · 9am - 6pm
Free admission, Mon - Fri
The Goldsmiths’ Centre, London EC1M 5AD
Programme type
Exhibitions and Showcases

See the astonishing Masterpieces of four apprentices in our free Apprentice to Masterpiece: The Work of the Goldsmiths’ Apprentices exhibition curated by the Goldsmiths’ Centre.

Join us in celebrating the dedication and exceptional talent of the apprentices who successfully completed their training in December 2023:

  • Sophie Chapman (Asprey London Ltd) – Specialism: Silversmithing
  • Amy Gibson (Alex Monroe Ltd) – Specialism: Diamond Mounting
  • Celeste Heathcote (SamJames Ltd) – Specialism: Engraving
  • Charlie Lewis (Start Ray Ltd) – Specialism: Chasing

The traditional conclusion to a Goldsmiths’ Company apprenticeship is the presentation of a ‘Masterpiece’, a piece of work which takes up to 350 hours (or 6 weeks) to make, and which demonstrates all the skills learnt throughout the apprenticeship. This tradition marks a young person's transition from apprentice to craftsperson.

Sophie Chapman (Paul Savage, Asprey London Ltd)
1:18 Silver Nissan Figaro © The Goldsmiths’ Company 2023
Amy Gibson (Alex Monroe, Alex Monroe Ltd)
The Hummingbird © The Goldsmiths’ Company 2023
Celeste Heathcote (Samantha Marsden, SamJames Ltd)
Ish Wish Dish © The Goldsmiths’ Company 2023
Charlie Lewis (Stuart Ray, Stuart Ray Ltd)
Chased Grape & Vine Cup © The Goldsmiths’ Company 2023

Our team extends our heartfelt gratitude to all four employers for their invaluable contribution of time, dedication, and knowledge in nurturing the next generation of craftspeople. With the generous support of industry, we continue to foster talent through the Goldsmiths’ Company Apprenticeship Scheme, empowering young people to embark on their careers in the jewellery, silversmithing and allied industries.

Today the Goldsmiths’ Company Apprenticeship Scheme is delivered by the Goldsmiths’ Centre on behalf of the Goldsmiths’ Company. If you are interested in taking on an apprentice through the scheme, or for more information visit