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Contemporary Silverware and Silver Jewellery at The Lesley Craze Gallery

07/05/2008, By

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In association with British Silver Week, Coutts Jewellery Week and The London Architectural Festival, Lesley Craze Gallery is presenting an exhibition of contemporary silverware and silver jewellery by eleven leading British makers all working at the cutting edge of design practice.

June is a busy month in London with three major celebrations sparking a riot of creative activity in the capital. British Silver Week runs from 10th to 16th June, when events and exhibitions will be held across the UK aimed at people who love beautiful statement silverware, and for those who aspire to be collectors.

Coutts Jewellery Week runs from 11th to 15th June 2008, when Londonís jewellery industry will unite for the first time to celebrate the excellence of creative design in the capital.

The London Festival of Architecture runs from 20th June to 20th July, and is a celebration and exploration of the city's buildings, streets and spaces - with over 600 exhibitions, lectures, public space installations, guided walks, bicycle rides, boat tours, parties, design workshops and debates.

This yearís theme is Fresh; a theme that seems to evoke the contemporary nature of the work in this exhibition.

To celebrate these three major events, Lesley Craze Gallery has selected nine of the best British silversmiths and two jewellers all making architectural and contemporary work from silver. This exhibition will also be a unique opportunity to buy limited edition pieces specifically commissioned for British Silver Week.

Featuring: Shimara Carlow, Alan Craxford, Ane Christenson, Angela Cork, Jenny Deans, Daphne Krinos, Esther Lord, Grant McCraig, Don Porritt, Martyn Pugh and Mary Ann Simmons.

Lesley Craze Gallery is an internationally recognised showcase for contemporary jewellery, metalwork and textiles. Their collections encompass work from 100 highly skilled and talented artists from around the world.

The gallery has an innovative events programme with exhibitions showcasing the work of emerging talent, highlighting the excellence of established designers or examining various techniques and materials.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm and until 9pm on the first Thursday of every month.

Lesley Craze Gallery
33 - 35a Clerkenwell Green
London EC1R 0DU
+44 (0)20 7608 0393

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