Apprentice to Masterpiece - The Work of the Goldsmiths' Apprentices

11 Mar 2019 - 24 Apr 2019 · All day
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Continuing the 700-year tradition of apprenticeships, 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 showcase explores the history of apprenticeships and charts the 4-year journey of the trainees from the signing of their apprenticeship indentures to completing their time and receiving their Freedom of the Goldsmiths’ Company.

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.