Elements | A Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold

In 2015, Elements: A Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold became the first celebration of gold and silver in Scotland.

Now an annual event, Elements brings the UK’s most talented makers together for a selling fair, jewellery making demonstrations, an exhibition, and an exciting program of events.

Elements offers an antidote to mass produced work of uncertain origin by breaking down the barriers between makers and buyers.

The festival provides the opportunity to meet the makers and find out the story behind each individual item.

With makers from across the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to Dorset, and prices starting at £25, there is something for everyone at Elements.

Elements 3 will take place from Thursday November 2 to Sunday November 5. Elements is presented by The Incorporation of Goldsmiths and Lyon & Turnbull.

 

 

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Meet the Makers

Elements brings the UK’s finest makers and Colleges together under one roof. Get to know this year’s makers, as well as makers from Elements 1 and 2.

Meet the makers here. 

 

Events Program

In addition to the selling fair, Elements features an exciting range of events, including jewellery, silversmithing and hallmarking demonstrations, a series of talks, an exhibition and a children’s craft corner.

Find out about more about the Elements events program here. 

About Lyon & Turnbull

Founded in 1826, Lyon & Turnbull is Scotland’s oldest established auction house. Re-launched in 1999 by five former directors of Phillips Auctioneers, the company has rapidly grown to become one of the UK’s leading auction houses. Holding approximately 30 annual auctions, including specialist categories such as fine jewellery, antique and modern silver, Scottish paintings, British & European paintings, Asian works of art, antiques, rare books, furniture and contemporary art and design.

We are delighted to be actively involved in the promotion of new generation of fine silversmiths, goldsmiths and jewellers through Elements Festival. Having co-sponsored Silver Made in Scotland in 2008, we see Elements as a further step forward in safeguarding the future of the craft as well as continuing to raise awareness of the immense level of skill and craftsmanship currently present in Scotland.

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About the Incorporation of Goldsmiths

The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh has been in existence since before 1492. Its dual purpose has always been to promote and preserve the trade of goldsmiths, silversmiths and jewellers within Scotland, and to protect their customers.

As part of its charitable role promoting the craft, the Incorporation has recently created two nationally significant collections of contemporary silver. The Millennium Collection for Bute House in 2000 and Silver of the Stars in 2007.

Elements is our latest venture promoting contemporary silversmiths and jewellers. We see Elements as a watershed that stimulates the craft for the next generation and onwards – something which we are extremely proud to be leading.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

The Team at Elements Festival would like to thank the individuals and organisations that have helped make the Elements Festival and exhibition happen.

Funding Support

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The Lottery Fund through Creative Scotland

Photography

Alex Robson of Lyon & Turnbull and James Robertson of James Robertson Photography

Design & Layout

Matt McKenzie, Eddie Hams & Ken Craig.

Website

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