Shine 2018, the annual showcase of new talent in jewellery and silversmithing at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London, returns for its 5th year to celebrate up and coming UK brands and designer makers in the run-up to Christmas. From 7 September to 29 November 2018, it will bring together eight handmade collections selected based on their originality, quality and future commerciality by Blush & Bashful (Karina Fagras), Catherine Rua, Ellis Mhairi Cameron, Helen Rankin, Melissa Montague, Naomi Neville, Sheng Zhang and Timon Tio. Shine 2018 seeks to give the ultimate platform for the best new names in the industry and help to launch the careers of many aspiring jewellers and silversmiths.
Charlotte Dew, Public Programme Manager explains: “Each year Shine is an opportunity to present the very best emerging talent in jewellery and silversmithing. The eight talent-spotted makers in the 2018 showcase demonstrate a fresh and innovative approach to making high quality work. Their potential and talent is evident, even in these early years of their developing businesses.” On 17 and 18 October 2018, ALL SET, a collective of eight new London jewellery brands, will also exhibit for the first time at the Goldsmiths’ Centre with a selling pop-up showcase. Exhibitors Ellis Mhairi Cameron, Jessica Pass, Leonid Dementiev, Lukas Grewenig, Malgorzata Mozolewska, Rachel Balfour, Roxanna Moznabi and SAM HAM have all just completed the Setting Out course at the Goldsmiths’ Centre with the aim to transform their creative talent into successful businesses.