Skip to main content
Search
The Postal Museum Borough Market Sadler’s Wells Horniman Museum and Gardens House of Commons The Royal Institution of Great Britain Sky Garden 10-11 Carlton House Terrace ArcelorMittal Orbit RSA House British Library Two Temple Place The National Gallery Chiswick House and Gardens Goldsmiths' Centre, The Somerset House Sir John Soanes Museum Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe Science Museum Saatchi Gallery Royal Opera House Royal Museums Greenwich The Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Hospital Chelsea Whitechapel Gallery Royal Horticultural Halls Westminster Abbey Wellington Arch Royal Geographical Society Wellcome Collection Events Spaces Southbank Centre Wallace Collection Royal College of Physicians Royal Albert Hall Victoria and Albert Museum Twickenham Stadium Royal Air Force Museum Trinity House Royal Academy of Arts Tower of London Tower Bridge Old Royal Naval College Tate Modern Tate Britain Syon Park St Paul's Cathedral St Martin-in-the-Fields Southwark Cathedral Spencer House Natural History Museum National Theatre Museum of the Order of St. John Museum of London, Docklands Museum of London Museum of Brands Middle Temple Madame Tussauds LSO St Luke's Lord's Cricket Ground London Zoo (ZSL) WWT London Wetland Centre London Transport Museum London Museum of Water & Steam Coca-Cola London Eye Leighton House Museum Laban Building Kew Palace Kew Gardens Kensington Palace IWM London (Imperial War Museum) Lincoln's Inn HMS Belfast Harrow School Hampton Court Palace Guildhall Gibson Hall Garden Museum Foundling museum Dulwich Picture Gallery the Design Museum Cutty Sark BFI IMAX BAFTA 195 Piccadilly Banqueting House Benjamin Franklin House Churchill War Rooms Central Hall Westminster Freemasons’ Hall Spitalfields Venue

The Goldsmith's Centre London

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 09:00

This Christmas Alexandra Tosto (top), Elizabeth Smallman (middle) and Victoria von Stein (bottom) display their hand-made pieces as part of the Cabinet of Curiosities at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. 

 

The Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell is bringing a new twist to the traditional Advent Calendar this Christmas in partnership with its neighbours, Craft Central, as beautiful hand-made products go on display, in a Cabinet of Curiosities, a wooden Advent Calendar in the heart of London’s design quarter.

A new door will be opened every day by a member of the public to reveal one of 24 finely crafted and designed products, from cushions, clocks, ceramics to bespoke limited-edition jewellery – a real festive treat for anyone with a passion for British leading design and looking for Christmas present inspiration for their family and friends.

Curiosities revealed in the Advent Cabinet from 1 to 24 December 2015 will include beautiful fashion pieces, such as an embroidered handbag by Emily Jo Gibbs (Craft Central) and a sterling silver brooch by Chloe Herreo (Goldsmiths’ Centre alumni) – both ideal accessories for any Christmas party. It will also include tiny products of desire worthy of any Christmas stocking, such as a miniature ceramic vase by Yuta Segawa (Craft Central).   

Charlotte Dew, Curatorial Associate at the Goldsmiths’ Centre explains: 'Our Cabinet of Curiosities is really special this year. Each item is handmade by one of the UK’s most talented designer makers at Craft Central and resident craftspeople at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. From 26th to 28th November 2015, you will also have the chance to meet the makers featured at Made in Clerkenwell and treat yourself or a loved one to a timeless piece of craftsmanship.” 

Louisa Pacifico, Chief Executive, Craft Central, said: "We are thrilled to be involved with this year’s Cabinet of Curiosities. It's a great opportunity for our Goldsmiths' Made In Clerkenwell exhibitors to have their work showcased in an exciting seasonal way. With the added interest of the Cabinet of Curiosities in the run up to Christmas, it will be a really great way to help us celebrate not only Christmas but also artisan craft gifts" 

Each week in December a prize draw will give winners the chance to be the next person to open a door of the Cabinet of Curiosities and enjoy a coffee and festive cake for two in the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s café, Bench. To enter email boxoffice@goldsmiths-centre.org, tweet us @GsmithsCentre with #xmascabinet or send a message to the Goldsmiths’ Centre via the Facebook page to be in with a chance to open one of the doors.

To view the Cabinet of Curiosities visit the Goldsmiths’ Centre at 42 Britton St, London EC1M 5AD from 26 November 2015 to 5 January 2016 from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. For more information visit goldsmiths-centre.org or join the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s blog, facebook or twitter sites to follow the countdown of days to Christmas.

 

About the Goldsmiths’ Centre goldsmiths-centre.org

The Goldsmiths’ Centre is the leading charity for the professional training of goldsmiths. Founded by the Goldsmiths’ Company in 2007, we are a charitable enterprise with a specific purpose: ‘To advance, maintain and develop art, craft, design and artisan skills, including in particular but without limitation, those pertaining to goldsmithing’. We do this by providing managed workspace, education and training for public benefit; fostering promoting and extending public interest in art, craft, design and artisan skills and offering a knowledge base and community for those engaged or interested in these skills.

For latest press releases goldsmiths-centre.org/press-media-centre

Read our blog goldsmiths-centre.org/blog 

Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/GsmithsCentre

Find us on Facebook facebook.com/thegoldsmithscentre

Join our mailing list eepurl.com/NO9r1

View resident craftspeople in the Goldsmiths’ Centre directory www.goldsmiths-centre.org/workshops-studios/goldsmiths-centre-directory/

 

About Craft Central craftcentral.org.uk 

At the cutting edge of craft for 30 years, Craft Central (CC) actively promotes, nurtures and strengthens the future of UK craft and design. Designer-makers flourish through insightful support, affordable studio spaces, accessible exhibition facilities and valuable opportunities. We understand designer makers, connecting over 650 through our growing dynamic national Network. We build relationships within our creative community and reach out to diverse audiences. CC is a destination for innovative craft and design, showcasing stimulating exhibitions, talks and ‘meet the maker’ experiences.

For latest press releases craftcentral.org.uk/press-area

Read our blog craftcentraluk.blogspot.co.uk

Follow us on Twitter twitter.com/craftcentralUK

Find us on Facebook facebook.com/pages/Craft-Central/178907246835 

Join our mailing list craftcentral.org.uk/press-mailing-list 

View a selection of CC designers in the Designer-Maker Gallery craftcentral.org.uk/designermakergallery