Desire offers visitors a choice of around 90 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, enamelwork and beads into their work. Also exhibiting this year will be Robert Ingham who designs and makes beautiful jewellery boxes.
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.
Amongst the silversmiths exhibiting at the event is Rebecca Joselyn who was featured with her work on the Channel Four programme, Four Rooms. The work, inspired by today’s lifestyle of throwaway packaging is highly collectable and has been purchased by the Duke of Devonshire. New to the show this year is silversmith, Jen Ricketts who creates city skylines by hand piercing silver.
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.