New jewellery and metalwork designer-maker to showcase at Shine 2016

New jewellery and metalwork designer-maker to showcase at Shine 2016

The best emerging talent in jewellery, silver and metalwork will be in the spotlight as part of the Shine 2016 showcase at the Goldsmiths' Centre.

Shine 2016 will feature top jewellery brands, such as Ana Thompson Fine Jewellery, alongside the next generation of designers represented by graduates from across the UK, including Rebecca Wilkes.

The Shine 2016 selling showcase will celebrate emerging jewellery, silversmithing and metalwork talent and their exceptional craftsmanship at the Goldsmiths' Centre in Clerkenwell, London between 24th November and 19th December 2016.

It will bring together 36 of the best up and coming jewellery brands and designer makers from across the UK who're learning to set up their own creative businesses as part of the Goldsmiths' Centre's prestigious courses, Setting Out and Getting Started.
The original showcase will offer those exhibited a launch pad to expand business contacts, reveal and sell their latest collections.

A highlight of the exhibition is the launch of new collections by designer-makers and artists on the Setting Out course. The diverse and award-winning group includes jewellers Ana Thompson, Vicky Lew, Sarah Phillips, Yeena Yoon, Emily Bedford and Sylvia Weidenbach, as well as conceptual artist Chino Ridge.

Having spent a year at the Goldsmiths' Centre, each designer has been nurturing their creative talent, developing their business skill and building their brand with support from expert tutors and industry specialists.

Setting Out 2016 participant, Emily Bedford explains: “Setting Out has completely and utterly changed everything for me and my business. I was quite rudderless when I started the programme, but I now have a concrete plan and feel excited about re-launching my business.”

Peter Taylor, Director of the Goldsmiths' Centre explains: "The Goldsmiths' Centre, with support from the Goldsmiths' Company, seeks to grow the next generation of creative, design-led businesses here in the UK. Shine 2016 shines the spotlight on exceptional pieces produced by fresh talent from across the UK.'"

Shine 2016 will also unite a varied body of work by recent graduates from across the UK. All thirty participants have successfully applied for the prestigious free, week-long business taster programme, Getting Started, funded by the Goldsmiths' Company since 1981. Top names lined up for the exhibition include The Goldsmiths' Company New Designers award winners in jewellery, Chen Cheng, and in silversmithing, Sheng Zhang as well as E C One Unsigned competition winner Anissa Kermiche.

For more information and ways ways to purchase or commission work from the Shine 2016 exhibitors or how to become a future participant on Setting Out, visit

Posted: 15 March 2019

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