Creative Links: Jewellery and Silver Trends - Experts Discuss What to Expect in 2020

16 Jan 2020 · 6:00PM - 8:00PM
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What will be the biggest industry and craft trends for 2020 and beyond? Which designs, colours and products will be in demand? How can you respond to these forecasts? Stay ahead of the curve and join our expert panel representing jewellery, silversmithing, manufacturing, retail and small businesses.

The discussion will be chaired by Lynne Murray, Director of the Digital Anthropology Lab at London College of Fashion. She will be joined by Peter Crump, Director, Vipa Designs, Lumsden Design, Rajesh Gogna, craft practitioner and academic, Rachael Taylor, The Jewellery Cut, and Annie Warburton, Chief Executive, Cockpit Arts.

Exchange innovative ideas and network with your peers with a glass of wine or a soft drink from 6pm. The talk starts at 6.30pm. 

Who are the speakers?

Peter Crump is the Managing Director of renowned UK jewellery design and manufacturing company, Vipa Designs. Vipa – currently celebrating its 40th year in business – is based in Melton Mowbray. It manufactures, supports and offers valuable services to jewellery businesses including both designer makers and retailers, and has been at the forefront of the ethical making movement for over 15 years. Peter is also Chair of the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council and gives his time to the trade by serving on the Education Committee of the National Association of Jewellers, as well as judging on the Birmingham Jewellery School Design for Industry Panel.

Rajesh Gogna has over two decades of significant and progressive experience forged by establishing a career as a contemporary craft practitioner and academic within the field of Contemporary Silversmithing & Jewellery commanding interest from a worldwide audience since 1998. He is the fourth generation of Goldsmith/ Silversmith in his family who creates One-Off pieces of functional and sculptural collectable art objects. He is a descendant of the Rajput cast who were Goldsmiths to the Royal families in Rajasthan in India since late 1800's. Rajesh is a Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company and gained freedom of the City of London in 2013. He uses traditional handcrafted techniques to produce all of his work with the addition of his unique concepts to contemporise the ancient craft of Silversmithing renowned for his master craftsmanship. He has established an impressive portfolio since Est: 1998 and his work has become collectable classics of the future commanding interest from both national and international collectors and Museums.

Lynne Murray is a designer, business founder and academic across areas of jewellery, augmented reality, and digital anthropology. Lynne is a senior executive with agency, client and academic expertise, specialising in retail technology across luxury, beauty, travel and FMCG sectors. Currently Non-Exec and Co-Founder at Holition Augmented Retail, Founder and Director of Digital Anthropology Lab, at London College of Fashion, UAL, and is a member of the Goldsmiths Centre Trade Advisory Sub Committee.

Rachael Taylor Rachael launched Professional Jeweller and WatchPro in her early career, and is the co-founder and editorial director of The Jewellery Cut. She is also a freelance jewellery writer and a regular contributor to a number of titles including The Financial Times, Condé Nast, Retail Jeweller, Rapaport, LUX and Buro. Rachael is also the trend ambassador of the Women’s Jewellery Network.

Annie Warburton is CEO of Cockpit Arts, London's leading studios for contemporary craft and design and a NatWest SE100 award-winning social enterprise. Previously, she was Creative Director at the Crafts Council, where she led on exhibitions, international programmes, education and research. Annie curates exhibitions and writes, presents and broadcasts on craft, art and design in the UK and internationally. She chairs the Government's industry panel developing the new T-Level in Craft and Design, is an industry champion for the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, and an Associate of Newnham College Cambridge.