2019 Theatre & Workshops
Experts Theatre 2019
Miniature Masterpieces: Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau Jewellery
The Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th century brought with it a revival of traditional, handmade jewellery production utilising semi-precious stones, enamel and silver. The designers of these jewels trained using centuries old techniques without the use of machinery and their work is becoming increasingly valuable today. This lecture looks at the work of designers such as Charles Ashbee, Bernard Instone, Arthur and Georgina Gaskin, George Hunt and Archibald Knox and also the silver and enamel jewellery produced by Haseler’s in Birmingham for Liberty and Company in London.
Decorating and Furnishing Period Homes with Antiques
Amanda Ransom, BIID member and historic interiors specialist at interior design firm Amanda Ransom Design will be in conversation with Tim Corfield, expert at antique curators Corfield Morris. They will discuss the pleasures and challenges of decorating homes in period style and how to plan for and buy antiques.