Goldsmiths’ silverware celebrated at Belton House

Angela Cork | Studio Silver Today, Belton House (free)
Silversmith Angela Cork at work

This summer the Goldsmiths’ Company will be in residency at Belton House, courtesy of silversmith Angela Cork.

Angela Cork | Studio Silver Today, Belton House (free)
Silversmith Angela Cork at work

As part of its Studio Silver Today programme of events, which celebrates the art of modern silver movement, the Goldsmiths’ Company has teamed up with the National Trust to host in-house displays by celebrated silversmith Angela Cork at Belton House, in Lincolnshire, this summer.

One of the 12 Great Livery Companies of the City of London, The Goldsmiths’ Company received its first Royal Charter in 1327. The Company’s London Assay Office has been responsible since 1300 for testing the quality of gold, silver and, from 1975, platinum articles. Its private collection of silver and jewellery is one of the largest in the UK, comprising 8,000 items dating from 1300 to the present day.


Angela will be in residence most Saturdays until 1 November, during which time she’ll create a silver beaker, the design of which has been inspired by the carvings on Belton’s main staircase, and visitors will be in with a chance of winning this unique piece of silverware when it is raffled off in November. The shop at Belton House will be selling examples of Angela’s work and there will be talks throughout the year on the history of silver making.

Belton House itself is no stranger to design and creativity, with each generation of the Brownlows family leaving their mark on the grand house throughout its 300-year history.

View video of Angela at work below.

Beautiful examples of silverware created by international silversmiths are now also available to view at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell, London.

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