Contemporary Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair Returns to Winchester
Once again the elegant Guildhall in Winchester will be the venue for a stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event from 11-13 November, where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK.
Desire offers visitors a choice of around 70 individual jewellers and silversmiths who have been selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship and have a genuine passion for the work they create. Visitors can see and purchase from an exciting range from both emerging British talent as well as more established designer makers.
Comments from visitors to the event last year included “Excellent crafts people. Lovely displays. Really nice ambience.” and “Have been three times, always a good range of jewellery and silver, nice to find things you don’t see everywhere.”
Exhibitors at Winchester include jewellers working in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, aluminium, copper, brass, glass and bronze and incorporating paper, gemstones, seaglass, buttons, pearls, vegetable ivory, enamelwork, silk threads and beads into their work. Silversmiths include Brett Payne with his contemporary candlesticks and Jen Rickets with her handpierced skylines.
Anyone celebrating a special occasion – maybe a birthday or anniversary - may also like to speak to many of the makers about commissioning bespoke pieces of jewellery or silverware. Several visitors in the past have commissioned engagement or wedding rings at the event and, by working with the designer maker, have been able to have input into the design and come up with something that means so much more and is completely individual. Many of the makers will also be happy to speak about remodelling old jewellery to give it a more contemporary feel.
Whether you’re looking to treat yourself, purchase a unique gift for someone special or commission something for a special occasion, make a date to visit Desire at Winchester.
Date: 11th-13th November 2016, 12.30pm-7.30pm Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday
Location: The Guildhall, Broadway, High Street, Winchester, S023 9GH
For more information, please visit:
For www.desirefair.com. Venue: The Guildhall, Broadway, High Street, Winchester, SO23 9GH