The Hart Silversmiths – a living tradition

Sat 22 Sep 2018 - Sat 08 Dec 2018
Price: Entry by donation

The Hart Silversmiths – a living tradition

22 September – 8 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 CR 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.

A version of this exhibition was held at Compton Verney in 2015. They have kindly allowed us to use a short film about the Harts in Chipping Campden that was made by the University of Warwick for their exhibition.

Entry by donation

Associated Event: The Hart Silversmiths of Chipping Campden

Trish and David Hart will give a talk / demonstration about the history of the workshop, the historic design drawings and the craft of silversmithing on Thursday 4 October at 2.30pm. See events page for further details and to book.