Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


Gallery 1

Made for the Table

3 February – 8 April 2018

Made for the Table presents contemporary silver from the Goldsmiths’ Company Collection, together with the curated work of leading UK artisans in furniture design, glass, ceramics and textiles. This modern table setting is introduced by examples of extraordinary antique silver acquired over several hundred years by the Company. This reflects its long history of patronage and contextualises the outstanding work of makers practicing in Britain today.

The exhibition demonstrates both a continuation of silversmithing techniques and innovation in the treatment of the material. The process of handforging allows cutlery to be created in precisely the same way that it was made over 500 years ago. However, makers continue to explore and experiment with new approaches, influenced by developments in technology.

A Goldsmiths’ Company exhibition.