Designers’ Gallery

Learn to Make a Silver Spoon

Posted October 13, 2014

Would you like to learn how to make a silver spoon? Steve Wager is running silver spoon workshop, using traditional tools and methods to transform a piece of silver using hammering and forging – a process known as hand raising – into a simple utensil.  These classes are not designed for silversmiths and jewellers;  they are for people who just […]


News from Centrepunch

Posted October 2, 2014

The first students at Centrepunch have ended their year in style.  Ana Thompson – whose necklace you see above – has been working with scientist Sean Speese on a collaborative project that forms part of Descience, an event that links designers with scientists, hosted by MIT Media Lab in Massachusetts.  Ana and Sean are one […]


Steve E. Wager

Posted August 15, 2014

Steve E. Wager began his career as a silver and goldsmith and a jeweller in a shed in East London.  His promotion was to that of Master Goldsmith at Asprey Garrards, the Crown Jewellers, where, during the next 25 years, he learnt every aspect of his trade from traditional techniques to the high tech.  Steve […]


Smith & Harris

Posted August 15, 2014

Dennis Smith and Gareth Harris are silversmiths manufacturing some of the finest silver and gold sculpture and objet d’art in the world. They both studied the art and craft of silver and goldsmith at Sir John Cass (now part of London Metropolitan university)  before working together at set up in business together at Edward Barnard  & Sons – the […]


Steve Wager FIPG SDC

Posted June 16, 2014

Steve Wager FIPG SDC – Master Silversmith, Freeman of the City of London. Steve Wager mastered the art and craft of making fine silver/goldware after five years apprenticeship training under his master, goldsmith, Algernon Asprey, he then went to work in the workshops of Crown Jewellers Asprey Garrard, based in Bond Street. He stayed there for over […]


Spotlight on a Silversmith

Posted September 25, 2013

Spotlight on a silversmith – the work of Alan Craxford who has created works of art and fine jewellery in silver, gold and platinum for over 40 years.  Alans work is now highly collectable. Alan Craxford started his career studying technical drawing and acquired a skill that was to serve him well in the future. […]


George Daniels – Horologist

Posted August 29, 2013

Optical Atomic Clocks – Light Years Ahead? George Daniels was, during his lifetime, considered to be the best horologist in the world.  He was famous for creating the co-axial escapement used by Omega in their high-end watches since 1999 and was one of the few horologist who could design and build a watch by hand, […]


Design & Technology Working in Perfect Harmony

Posted April 29, 2013

  One of the interesting aspects of jewellery design and manufacture in the 21st century is how old and new technology work together.  Tried and trusted traditional jewellers skills are enhanced by the addition of new equipment and software, and that suddenly opens up a new world of possibility.  To accomplish this successfully, designer and […]


Fashion, Fake and Fun – the jewellery business re-defined!

Posted August 16, 2012   |  Tags:

Traditionally, the fine jewellery trade has heavily defined the line between fashion, fake or fun jewellery and fine jewellery, manufactured out of precious metals and gemstones. Today, as the price of metal commodities continues to rise, jewellery created using a mixture of precious and non-precious materials is far more common and silver has now taken its […]