A wonderful display of silver was on show at the Carlton-in-Lindrick Civic Centre when The Arts Society Dukeries celebrated the Golden Jubilee of The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS). As a special event they had augmented their usual monthly lecture with a jewellery fair.
Exhibitors were Francisca Onumah, Aoife White, Giles Kozdon, Daisy Lee, Suzanne Berry and Josephine Gomersall, who are all supported by the Starter-Studio programme for Jewellers and Silversmiths at Yorkshire Artspace; George Johnson and Victoria Billingham, who work in Kelham Island, Sheffield; Gordon and Sue McDougall; and Laura Baxter, who is based at Welbeck and was recently featured on the BBC TV programme Countryfile. The beautifully crafted pieces on show included items of jewellery, candlesticks, spoons and beakers.
The lecture on ‘Gold’ was given by Emma Paragreen, Curator, Librarian and Archivist of the Sheffield Assay Office, which was followed by a lively question and answer session and another chance to browse the stalls. Over 150 people attended the event, which made a highly successful start to the Society’s programme, in their new venue of the Civic Centre.
After a summer break, lectures will resume on Wednesday 3rd October at 11.00am, when the speaker will be Amanda Herries on the subject of the painter Joan Eardley. Visitors welcome at £6.00 per lecture.
For further information see www.theartssociety.org/dukeries or call Anthony on 01909 731415.