Adi Toch & Rebecca de Quin in conversation with Georgia Powell

17 Jul 2018 · 6:00PM - 8:30PM
£10 (includes a welcome drink provided by Sipsmith)
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Award-winning contemporary silversmiths Adi Toch and Rebecca de Quin join Georgia Powell, Curator of Made for the Table, to discuss the evolution of silver tableware.

Today silversmiths continue to be inspired to make beautiful decorative objects for the table. Join Adi Toch and Rebecca de Quin in conversation with Georgia Powell, Curator of the exhibition Made for the Table, as they look at the evolution of design and craft techniques in silverware. 

During this evening event, they will take a closer look at contemporary silversmithing work and historic pieces from the Goldsmiths’ Company's world-renowned silver collection and see how the vessel has transformed its meaning and design over the past 400 years. 

Adi Toch was shortlisted in 2017 for The Loewe Craft Prize and won a 2017 Wallpaper* Design Award. Her works can be seen in collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Crafts Council UK, the Goldsmiths’ Company, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, National Museums Scotland, National Museum of Wales and the Jewish Museum New York. A graduate from The Cass, London in 2009, and a visiting lecturer at Bezalel Art Academy in Jersualem, her work is exhibited internationally and has won prestigious awards including a Gold Award from The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council UK in 2013.

Rebecca de Quin has been shown in major exhibitions at home and internationally and she is represented in several major UK collections including the Crafts Council, Birmingham Museum and the Goldsmiths’ Company. She was appointed to the RCA’s department of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery as a tutor in 1998. Rebecca acquired her current London studio in 2002, in order to extend her silversmithing practice and to provide workspace opportunities for other silversmiths and jewellers.

Image credit: The Silverware Still Lives (2017) Photo - Rosalind Atkinson. Art Direction - Tasha Marks