Bucks Museum

Hart’s Silversmiths – a living tradition

Exhibition at Bucks County Museum September – December 2018

“This exhibition celebrates the remarkable tradition of silversmithing that has been carried out by the Hart family at The Guild in Chipping Campden for over one hundred years.

Their workshop is the sole survivor of C.R. Ashbee’s Arts and Craft Guild of Handicraft which relocated to Chipping Campden in 1902. Four generations of talented Hart silversmiths have worked and are still working in the same workshop using the same tools and techniques.

On display will be a selection of original historic design drawings that have been cleaned and conserved through the Harts Silversmiths Trust. These are works of art in their own right and will be accompanied by both historic arts and crafts silver and unique contemporary silver objects designed and crafted at the Hart workshop. These have been generously lent by the Hart family and a number of private lenders for which we are extremely grateful.”

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