Goldsmiths North Show 2023


“Our exhibitors showcase a broad range of precious metal and jewellery-making disciplines; from traditional silversmithing and stone setting to the newest advances in technological tools.” Spokesperson for The Goldsmiths North Show

One of the most prestigious events in the world of jewellery making is on the horizon, with The Goldsmiths North Show scheduled for Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July 2023. This eagerly anticipated event will bring together some of the most talented artisans and craftsmen from across the UK and beyond in a celebration of traditional British craftsmanship and the skills that have been passed down from generation to generation. It is a showcase of the finest silversmiths, goldsmiths, and jewellers, and a testament to the value of keeping these techniques alive.

The art of silversmithing is one of the oldest in the world of craftsmanship. For centuries, silversmiths have been creating exquisite pieces of art that not only serve a functional purpose but also tell a story. From ornate silverware to decorative jewellery, the work of a silversmith is a true testament to the power of human creativity and skill. The Goldsmiths North Show is important to the whole team at Grant Macdonald London, because it provides a platform for silversmiths to showcase their work and keep their craft alive - one of the core tenets at the heart of what we do. 

Silversmithing is an intricate and time-consuming process that requires a great deal of skill and patience. From designing the piece to shaping the silver and adding intricate details, every step of the process is done by hand. It is a labour of love, and the final product is a testament to the passion and skill of the silversmith. Technology helps us do things with silver that wouldn’t have been possible a few decades ago - but it’s the traditional techniques that our master craftsmen use in our workshop that transform each piece into something special.

The Goldsmiths North Show is an opportunity to see these skills in action, as visitors can watch live demonstrations of silversmiths at work. They can witness the precision and skill required to turn a piece of raw silver into a beautiful work of art. It is a rare opportunity to see first-hand the value of traditional craftsmanship techniques and the dedication of the artisans who practise them.

The Goldsmiths North Show goes beyond displaying beautiful pieces of silverware. It is also about educating the public on the importance of preserving traditional crafts and keeping these techniques alive. The show provides an opportunity for visitors to meet with silversmiths and other craftsmen and women, to learn about their techniques, and to appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into every piece we create.

The Goldsmiths North Show is a celebration of this dedication and a testament to the value of keeping these traditional crafts alive. It’s an opportunity to appreciate the beauty of silversmithing and to support the artisans who keep this ancient art form alive. It is a reminder that in a world of mass-produced goods and automation, there is still value in traditional craftsmanship techniques and the human touch that they bring.


This year’s Goldsmiths North Show is being hosted at The Cutlers’ Hall in the heart of Sheffield - visitors will have the opportunity to meet and buy from over 50 independent makers from across the UK and Europe. Plan your visit here.

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