For this month’s meeting we are going to be dazzled with jewels. Karin Paynter is a qualified designer and silversmith who also provides career support and training to craftspeople in the jewellery industry. She is about to launch Hallmark Salon at Somerset House, an exhibition showcasing jewellery and precious objects by 90 of Britain’s most talented craftspeople. She’ll be speaking to us about her own designs and commissions, how beautiful pieces take life, helping craftsmen and women promote their work and keeping them abreast of the latest technologies, and working with the V&A, the Goldsmiths’ Company and others.
Following Karin’s talk, and in keeping with the evening’s theme, we’ll have a jewellery swish! Precious jewels are unlikely, but bring along that ring you don’t wear any more, the pretty necklace your auntie gave you but isn’t really *you*, the bangle that reminds you of that ex and swap them for something new to you!
Do also bring any broken jewellery and old odd keys you don’t want any more – we are collecting it for an upcoming craft project.
At our usual home at the Welsh Borough Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0EX. Guests are always very welcome if you would like to come and try us out! Guests pay £4.