Isabel Keim
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London Craft Week 2019 in Pictures

Now in its 5th year, London Craft Week is the capital’s annual showcase for exceptional craftsmanship featuring a journey-of-discovery programme to hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.

This year the Goldsmiths’ Centre partnered with The Lettering Arts Trust and The Hand Engravers Association to reveal the rich heritage of engraved and carved letters on objects – from signage, jewellery, to artworks and trophies.  

Over the 3 of the 5-day celebration, the Goldsmiths’ Centre was buzzing with a programme of activities, telling the story of how stone carvers, jewellers and silversmiths transform beautiful surface textures through inscribing calligraphy, images and symbols. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Inscribed: The Craft of Cutting Letters and all the craftspeople who took part! Here is a snap shot of what you may have missed from demos, guided walks and tours to workshops.

Former Goldsmiths' Company apprentice demonstrating engraving skills to a captivated audience
London Craft Week 2019 visitors having a go at chasing, punching or embossing a letter
Striking examples of letter-cutting and engraving on display at our Inscribed: The Craft of Cutting Letters exhibition
Engraving skills in action during a live demonstration with master engraver Sam Marsden and former Goldsmiths' Company apprentice Louise Sorrell
Sam Marsden and Louise Sorrell address a rapt audience
Silversmith and current Setting Out participant Jessica Jue demonstrates a punching technique during a Have-A-Go Workshop
Our Inscribed: The Craft of Cutting Letters exhibition explores the rich history of letter cutting