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  • Thu 22 Nov 2012

    Meet the Maker: Phil Jordan

    In the second of his interviews with makers from the floor of Goldsmiths’ Fair, Tom Bowtell talks to up-and-coming silversmith Phil Jordan about the delights of deconstructionism, the tussle between function and form, and the never-ending challenge of the silver teapot.

    Interview by Tom Bowtell Still firmly ensconced in his 20s, Phil Jordan is one of the youngest silversmiths regularly e...

  • Thu 01 Nov 2012

    Meet the Maker: Alex Ramsay

    Silversmith, jeweller, lecturer and mountain explorer: Alex Ramsay is a Who’s Who in Gold and Silver subscriber of many talents. Tom Bowtell visits her in her London workshop to discuss everything from lichen to interior design.

    Interview by Tom Bowtell

    There was a time when Alex Ramsay expected to forge her career in the world of geography, the subject she of her first degree. ...

  • Tue 16 Oct 2012

    Meet the Maker: Chris Perry

    Chris Perry’s cherubic grin and sleek silverware have been beguiling visitors to Goldsmiths’ Fair for the last eight years. Tom Bowtell went along to visit Chris on stand 41 to discuss his Sheffield roots, his fascination with geometry, and his slightly masochistic tendency to make life difficult for himself. 

    Interview by Tom Bowtell

    The opening chapters of Chris Perry’s career...

  • Sun 23 Sep 2012

    Meet the Maker: Ornella Iannuzzi

    Tom Bowtell meets Ornella in a café at the heart of Hatton Garden to discuss her journey from alpine wanderer to award-winning artist.

    Interview by Tom Bowtell

    Since arriving from her home in the French alps (bringing a dollop of Italian heritage along for good measure) 7 years ago, Ornella Iannuzzi has established herself as one as the most distinctive jewellers working in Lond...

  • Tue 18 Sep 2012

    New publication: Gold Leaf, Paint & Glass

    Frances Federer's new publication is the culmination of 30 years' experience.

    Frances Federer’s new book is the first publication to appear in English covering the methods, techniques and history of reverse glass gilding and painting, often known as 'verre eglomise'.


    The history of the unfired decoration on glass is recounted in depth and in the practical section clearly ill...