EDWARD EVANS                   GOLDSMITH

 

Edward Evans entered into the goldsmith trade via the London Collage of Arts and Crafts, and served a five-year apprenticeship with a firm of manufacturing jewellers in Bond Street, Mayfair in 1958.

 

In 1980 entered into an exclusive deal with Garrard the Crown Jewellers, to make a collection of jewellery to his own design, this gave the financial backing that was needed to create the more exotic pieces and to start experimenting with using more enamel and finally to making gold objet d’art.

 

The creations that he has made since then have never been seen by the public as they have been shipped off to various palaces around the world, some retailing for over two million dollars, it would be of great interest to see and hear how they have been created as every piece has been designed and made by Evans and his team of highly skilled craftsmen.

 

TOPICS:

 

Destination Speaker

 

An Introduction to Goldsmithing From the 15th to the 20th century.

 

The life and works of Cellini 1500-1571 AD Artist, Sculptor, Goldsmith and Murderer.

 

Carl Faberge 1846-1920 goldsmith and Jewelers to the Imperial Court of Russia.

 

Ren’e Lalique 1860-1945 Artist/Jeweler, glassmaker extraordinaire, genius of the Art Nouveau period.

 

My early years in the Jewelry trade with slides and descriptions of my more important pieces and designs.

 

My transition from jewelry to gold objet d’ art, from small perfume holders, to pairs of table lamps retailing in excess of two million dollars.

 

My first of highly decorated gold, diamond gem sett, and enameled,

handguns, and 28 subsequent pieces some retailing for over a million

dollars

 

A master class on enameling, with examples of the art through the ages,

I have used it extensively on my creations

 

Other methods of decoration i.e. engine-turning, diamond and gem stone

setting, engraving etc.

 

History of the Goldsmiths Hall and Hall marks, description of

The Cheapside Jewelry Hoard one of the most significant treasure finds

of the 20th century

 

Art work , how designs are conceived, an illustration and explanation of

my designs, and subsequent commissions, and the unfortunate ones

that didn’t make it.

 

The Good The Bad and The Ugly…. My experiences and ups and downs

of working in the Gold trade for over 50 years.

 

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