Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair returns to Chelsea Old Town Hall
Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Fair from 26-28 February 2016. This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK is an event not to be missed.
Desire offers visitors a choice of around 80 individual jewellers and silversmiths who have been selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship and have a genuine passion for the work they create. Visitors can see and purchase from an exciting range from both emerging British talent as well as more established designer makers.
Exhibitors include jewellers working in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, aluminium, copper, brass, glass and bronze and incorporating felt, gemstones, seaglass, buttons, pearls, glass, enamel work and beads into their work.
Silversmiths include Jen Ricketts who creates intricate hand-pierced functional silverware of city skylines, Rebecca Joselyn with her quirky contemporary silverware some of which is based on everyday packaging and Brett Payne with his range of candlesticks and tableware.
Anyone celebrating a special occasion – maybe a birthday or anniversary – may also like to speak to many of the makers about commissioning bespoke pieces of jewellery or silverware. Several visitors in the past have commissioned engagement or wedding rings at the event and, by working with the designer maker, have been able to have input into the design and come up with something that means so much more and is completely individual. Many of the makers will also be happy to speak about remodelling old jewellery to give it a more contemporary feel.
Whether you are looking to treat yourself, purchase a unique gift for someone special or commission something for a special occasion, make a date to visit Desire at Chelsea.
Opening times for the event are 10 am – 6 pm Friday, 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday
Admission is £6
For further information contact the organisers on 01622 747 325 or visit the web site at www.desirefair.com.
Venue: Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE