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  • Tue 19 Feb 2013

    Dorothy Hogg MBE: a Portrait

    Dorothy Hogg MBE is widely recognised as one of the most important designer jewellers of the last half-century. Having already been awarded an MBE in 2001, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Medal at the 2010 Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Awards in recognition of her “outstanding contribution and commitment to the craft and industry of silversmithing, jewellery and the allied crafts”. Tom ...

  • Fri 01 Feb 2013

    Meet the Maker: Marianne Forrest

    Who’s Who in Gold and Silver subscriber Marianne Forrest is the only UK designer-maker who creates watches, clocks and architectural timepieces. Tom Bowtell met her to talk about serendipity, seizing the moment, and the squidginess of ceramics. 

    One of the questions Marianne Forrest finds hardest to answer is “what is your job title?” It is thus a little unfortunate that I choose to open...

  • Tue 08 Jan 2013

    Barbara Christie, 1946-2013

    It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of esteemed jeweller and member of Who’s Who in Gold and Silver, Barbara Christie, aged 66.

    Barbara kept a relatively low profile in the jewellery world, preferring private musings in her workshop and the enriching satisfaction that came from helping others to grow and succeed through her teachings - she trained countless crafts...

  • Thu 03 Jan 2013

    Meet the Maker: Ute Decker

    Ute Decker’s arrestingly beautiful creations – wearable sculptures to adorn the hand, arm or neck – caused a considerable stir when they erupted onto the jewellery scene in 2009, instantly establishing her as one of the UK’s most exciting new studio-jewellers. Aptly described as ‘architectural jewellery’, the sweeping scale and ambition of her pieces, married to their minimalist design and unfe...

  • Tue 18 Dec 2012

    A Beginner's Guide to Mokume-Gane - a Meeting with Alistair McCallum

    Alistair McCallum is one of a handful of British silversmiths who specialises in the metalworking art of Mokume-Gane. Tom Bowtell went to visit Alistair in his Lewisham workshop to discover how a lad from Teesside ended up spending his career honing a technique originally developed for 18th Century Japanese swordsmen.

    Interview by Tom Bowtell One of my favourite games at Goldsmiths’ Fair...