Archive: Issue No. 74, October 2003

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New guild for contemporary jewellers

Geraldine Fenn, Verna Jooste, Claudia Schneider and Bev Price have formed a guild for contemporary jewellery in South Africa. "The intention is to draw appropriate workers out of the woodwork to attain some awareness of each other's existence," said Price.

"There exists a need for contemporary designer-goldsmiths/silversmiths and studio jewellers to develop a platform," continued Price, "to interact, dialogue, exchange and contribute to a discourse in this field.

"We envision a centralised database, regular exhibitions, seminars and symposia, workshops, and a permanent showcase space at the Bus Factory, in Newtown," said Price. The organisers plan to launch the guild with an exhibition in 2004. Anyone interested in participating should contact the guild directly.