Kicking off our Summer Of Silver Event is Louise Walker:
Born into a large & vibrant family, where social dining & the importance of good food has always been a large part of life, Louise’s passion for designing fun yet functional silverware has been strongly influenced by shared family life.
Presently her fixation plays with common designs, combining comparable objects, then rethinking them to subtly create new interpretations. Therefore, challenging how you perceive and use her work. This can result in a new relationship between user and object, interactions between diners & elements of entertainment.
In Walker’s designs, functionalism meets reinterpretation, creating a modern collection of domestic objects, expressing a visually sleek-geometric language. Her designs aim to change our behaviour and interaction with the everyday object, through exploration and enjoyment.
With a design background fixated with pushing the boundaries of functional objects, Louise’s fascination with how we view & interact with an object continues with her exploration to adorn the body. Jewellery allows her to explore the human form & behaviour more intimately. Using her pure, linear design aesthetic Louise chooses to celebrate the body’s form, creating tactile, asymmetric landscapes. These playful lines, combined with the softness of freshwater pearls are a fresh take on contemporary jewellery.
You will be able to more of Louise’s work in August when her silverware collection can be seen from Tuesday 20th to Saturday 31st August 2013!!!
Back in the summer of 2008, British Silver Week was launched to create awareness of modern contemporary British silver ware – the best in the world. Displaying their signature pieces in an exhibition reflecting 21st Century silversmithing, events were happening across the UK. This year, The Festival of Silver will be presenting exhibitions in London, Henley, Wisley and Winchester.
Hosting our version of the selling exhibition this summer you will find us on the old High Street in Royal Tunbridge Wells. Throughout June, July and August we will be featuring exhibits of silverware from British designer/silversmiths:
Louise Walker Silver Jewellery – June 3rd – 15th
Padgham & Putland of Pluckley – June 17th – 29th
Rebecca Joselyn Designs – July 1st – 13th
Charlotte Tollyfield Designs – July 15th – 27th
Ana Meneses – July 30th – August 10th
Steve Wager – August 13th – 17th
Louise Walker Silverware – August 19th – 31st
Outstanding masters of their craft, this prestigious group of artists will present to you innovative design, inspiring craftsmanship, traditional skills and pure indulgence.
Come along to see a demonstration at the shop on Friday 7th June between 4.30pm and 6.30pm to watch Steve Wager “spoon bashing” his way from ingot to finished article in front of your eyes. ALL WELCOME!!!
As this is a selling exhibition, any items purchased may be collected after the event.