Mar. 3 2014
The F&L Designer News Room

‘Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional’ Showcases Bespoke Designers

‘Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional’ is an exhibition showcasing work by jewellers, silversmiths and designer-makers at the Royal Academy in London.

Jessica Poole, one of the F&L Favourite Designers who joined the very first ‘Crafters: Makers of the Exceptional’ in 2013.

Jessica Poole, one of the F&L Favourite Designers who joined the very first ‘Crafters: Makers of the Exceptional’ in 2013.

Walpole, British luxury goods organisation and watch company Vacheron Constantin have joined to host ‘Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional’ again this year. This exhibition will showcase work by jewellers, silversmiths and designer-makers at the Royal Academy in London and reflects the growing popularity of bespoke jewellery and engagement rings.

The show will feature work by silversmiths Rauni Higson, Shona Marsh, Wayne Meeten and Ndidi Ekubia, with jewellery from Ruth Tomlinson, Jo Thorne, Jacqueline Cullen and Sabine Roemer. The exhibition, which opened will open on April 3, is an excellent platform for independent jewellers to be seen and heard.

Meet the Designers and Their Work

Walpole British Luxury founded the Crafted mentoring programme in 2009 which supports designer-makers in developing their business skills and while also connecting luxury groups such as Mulberry with the newest generation of skilled designers and craftsmen.

Jessica Poole, one of F&L Designer Guides’ featured engagement ring designers, was amongst the designers who took part in Walpole and Vacheron Constantin’s very first ‘Crafted; The Makers of the Exceptional’ exhibition back in 2013.

The exhibition focuses on both the people and the products, and offers the opportunity to see live demonstrations and to meet the makers. The showcase is free and is a unique opportunity to see the story and the process behind each stage of the craft-making creative experience, from raw material to finished piece.

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