Little Gems showcases striking work by early career designer makers from Yorkshire Art Space outside of Sheffield for the first time.
Welcome to Galvanize Sheffield
The Little Gems exhibition is open from the 23rd March to the 13th May 2015 at The Goldsmiths’ Centre, Clerkenwell.
The exhibition is curated by Emma Paragreen of Sheffield Assay Office on behalf of Galvanize Sheffield and the concept theme and design was created by Shaun Taylor and Mark Fickling of Modern Creatives, Sheffield.
Galvanize Sheffield commissioned artist Johnny Wilkinson (We Live Here) to design the first Galvanize Sheffield coin, depicting 6 iconic buildings in Sheffield with links to metalworking in Sheffield. The coin was sponsored by Made in Sheffield and The Assay Office [read more]
Sheffield is synonymous with steel production and the metal trades.Famed for its production of steel, heavy engineering that shaped the world and fine cutlery, it is a city of endeavour, creativity and craftsmanship.
Metal skills thrive here today through a community of silversmiths and designers who create beautiful and innovative contemporary designs in metal and through the manufacturing of metal products in the city.
Galvanize is a celebration of the past, present and future in all things metal.
It is an affirmation that investing in skills and innovation will ensure that beautiful objects, practical tools and powerful products continue to be made in Sheffield and appreciated around the world.
Come along to the 2nd Annual Jewellery day at Yorkshire Artspace, showcasing the work of 22 professional designer jewellers from around the UK. Everyone will have a favourite from this list, from the intricate gemwork of Jennie Gill to the bold shapes and lines of Liz Willis’ work, come and find yours!
Aesthetics of Manufacture 2015 showcases advanced industrial technology and its influence on the bespoke art object.