Elements: A Festival of Gold and Silver in Scotland 2017

Elements: A Festival of Gold and Silver in Scotland


Call for Applications


Edinburgh, Scotland


2nd - 5th November 2017


Ava or Mary



Call for Applications - Elements: A Festival of Gold and Silver in Scotland

The Incorporation of Goldsmiths and Lyon & Turnbull are delighted to confirm that Elements 3 will take place from 2-5 November 2017 in the stunning showrooms of Lyon and Turnbull in Central Edinburgh.

Elements is a 4-day festival of gold and silver in Edinburgh produced by the Incorporation of Goldsmiths and Lyon & Turnbull. The festival comprises an exhibition, a varied programme of events and a selling fair showcasing some of the UK’s most exquisite work in silver and jewellery. The Incorporation and Lyon & Turnbull have a heritage of producing, exhibiting and selling work at the highest level.

Elements is looking for both experienced and new makers to show their work at the selling fair, offering makers the rare opportunity to reach established collectors, corporate commissions and new customers. Telling the story behind the object is proving to be vital in selling work today and this story of the provenance of the pieces for sale will be central to the design of the fair. Elements will give makers a chance to network and discuss work in a supportive setting, with several events organised specifically for this.


The selling fair will run from 2-5 November 2017 with set up on the 1 November.

To be eligible you must meet the following criteria

  • Living and working in the UK
  • Be available to attend your own stand during Element’s core hours of 11am to 6pm and for Evening Events from 6-8pm. If you can’t attend your stand for a particular period, please let us know and we can discuss arranging cover.
  • Represent yourself and not act as an agent for others

A range of materials and styles are welcomed but work sold at the fair must:

  • Be made of precious metal although other materials can be included
  • Be compliant with the 1973 Hallmarking Act
  • Be made up of individual or small batch production
  • Be compliant with the current restrictions regarding CITES and materials that require licences or are prohibited.

How do I Apply?

To apply and for more detailed information, please visit http://www.elementsfestival.co.uk/makers-application-form .

There, you can also download the application pack, if you prefer to send it via email to: info@elementsfestival.co.uk

Or via post to: 

The Incorporation of Goldsmiths
24 Broughton Street

Deadline for Applications

Applications must be received by Monday 24 March 2017.

Applicants will be chosen by a selection panel and we will let you know whether you have been selected to take part by email by 3 April 2017.


Please direct all queries to Ava or Mary at telephone 0131 556 1144 or via email at info@elementsfestival.co.uk