Elements festival shines light on gold, silver, and jewellery

THE Elements festival celebrating gold, silver, and jewellery opens in Edinburgh today.

Fifty makers from Scotland and the rest of the UK will be selling designer gold, silver, and jewellery at a fair.

This year’s festival also includes an exhibition of award-winning work from the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) Competition, which is being shown in Scotland for the first time.

Scottish jewellery designer Maeve Gillies said: “As a trustee of the GC&DC and The Scottish Goldsmiths’ Trust, I’m thrilled to support GC&DC’s first ever exhibition in Scotland, at Elements 2022.

“The selection and calibre of these award-winning works are world class, bringing together exciting works of outstanding excellence by designers and craftspeople at the very top level of professional achievement, as well as showcasing their stories and creation process.

“I greatly look forward to seeing the GC&DC show within the Elements community, and am confident these wonderful artworks will surprise, delight and inspire all who see them.”

Ebba Goring, chief executive at The Scottish Goldsmiths Trust, which is organising the festival with auction house Lyon & Turnbull, added: “Elements is the only event of its kind in Scotland – a great chance to see the very finest gold, silver, and jewellery made by some of the most outstanding and creative designers from every part of the UK.

“If you appreciate excellence in design, then you will love our sellers’ fair and our exhibition.”

Read more stories on Scottish Field’s fashion and beauty pages.

Plus, don’t miss our interview with Great Pottery Throw Down winner AJ Simpson in the November issue of Scottish Field magazine.