July 24, 2015

the hart silversmiths – a living tradition

Exhibition at Compton Verney Art Gallery  June – September 2015, in collaboration with the University of Warwick and Hart Silversmith Trust. “This exhibition explores the evolution of a unique living tradition in design and silversmithing which has its origins in the Arts and Crafts movement.Architect, designer and social reformer Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942) established The Guild of Handicraft in Whitechapel in 1888. Inspired by the anti-industrialism of John Ruskin and William Morris, Ashbee believed that good design and craftsmanship depended on good social… Read More »the hart silversmiths – a living tradition