Elements Festival | Edinburgh | 2-5 Nov 2017

FEATURED EXHIBITION
A DESIGN DISCOVERY: GREAT BRITISH SILVER 1940-2016
Featuring The Pearson Silver Collection

The exhibition for Elements 2 in 2016  showed the development of British silver design from the post war austerity of the 1940s and 1950s to the design revolution that blossomed in the 1960s. Creative continuity has made Britain a center of excellence for silversmithing. This cauldron of creativity is one of the nation’s best-kept secrets.

Each decade was represented by ten pieces from The Pearson Silver Collection, plus further 60 objects. The Pearson Silver Collection is devoted to Post World War II British designer silver and is the largest collection of its kind in private hands.

The Elements exhibition included work by household names such as Leslie Durbin, David Mellor, Stuart Devlin and Michael Lloyd with objects from the exquisite to the extraordinary, including a cucumber slicer, a skyscraper clock and a bunch of silver and gold balloons.

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

 

2016 Exhibition

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Balloon Centrepiece - James Dougall

A sterling silver, oxidised silver, gilt and stainless steel ‘Balloon Centrepiece’ James Dougall, London, 2013 & 2014 Height: 82cm; weight: 2427g (James Robertson Photography)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Exhibition

Find out more about those who featured in the 2015 showcase
Silver of the Stars
The Millennium Collection
The Silver Trust
The Pearson Collection

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