The Silver Society

The Silver Society was founded in 1958 to advance the study of silver of all periods, places and forms. A London-based international organisation, our object is also to widen the appreciation and knowledge of work in silver, including plated wares, as well as in other precious metals such as gold and platinum.

Members of The Silver Society are collectors, authors, museum staff, researchers, dealers, auctioneers, working silversmiths and other interested individuals who share a common interest in silver. Membership is international with more than a third living outside the United Kingdom.

We publish an annual journal, Silver Studies, to which it is possible to subscribe without being a full member of the Society.

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THE

SILVER SOCIETY PRIZE

 FOR SILVERSMITHING 2021

 

WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE WINNER IS

REBECCA OLDFIELD

for her

IRIS WALL SCONCE

The Iris Wall Sconce was Rebecca’s response to the patterns and structures that she found in microscopic images of the iris of the human eye.  In her final piece she has combined the lines and the textures visible in the iris under high magnification.  The result is a considered and elegant piece which is both well designed and executed.

The judges said that Rebecca’s presentation was detailed, clear, and impressively professional. The research and development that went into her design was evident, with consideration for details like hidden fixings and ease of cleaning. Protoyping the entire piece in gilding metal obviously contributed to the finesse of the ultimate result. They much look forward to seeing how Rebecca’s work develops in the future. Further images of her work can be seen on her website

https://www.rebeccaoldfield.co.uk/

Rebecca commented: I am absolutely thrilled to have won the Silver Society Prize for my Iris Wall Sconce which is my largest and most technically challenging piece to date. Winning this award and having the wonderful feedback from the judges means a great deal to me and gives me greater confidence to continue pushing myself and my future designs in silver.

The Silver Society Prize is awarded to a silversmith who is either aged under 35 or is in the first five years of their career as a practicing silversmith.

Members Notification:

Next Members meeting 25 January 2022 (Zoom)