Tag: Silversmithing

Ode to the Spoon

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Our faithful followers will notice a change in our blog this week – we hope you like our new look!

The great news is we can now post videos on our blog as well as pictures, so watch this space for footage of the workshop and glimpses of the silversmithing that goes on in it…

In preparation for our next show at West Dean College this weekend (click here for more info) we thought we’d kick things off with a video about the making of spoons. Used throughout the history of man by kings and paupers alike to consume everything from soup to desserts, the spoon is both essential and universal – why not make it beautiful as well?

Pimm’s O’Clock!

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Thanks to this spell of brighter, warmer weather, we at Studio 19 are dying to get out of the workshop and into the garden. What better excuse could there be than our forth-coming show at RHS Garden Wisley? The tulips are flourishing and we hope to join them, displaying our freshest designs in silver tableware, cookware and candlesticks.

Tischkultur !

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Exploring the Table Culture of Europe

This month we spent a few days in Germany at the international Ambiente trade show, where manufacturers of dining and tableware come from all over the world to show their new designs. From kitchen trends to prestige dining, it’s all there – a veritable wonderland for anyone enthusiastic about pots, pans, utensils and cutlery.

Say it with candlesticks!

With supermarket aisles filling up with heart-shaped, rose-adorned chocolates and love tokens, whether you’re loved up or not, Valentine’s Day is hard to miss. And if you are trying to treat a special someone, these days it’s getting harder and harder to be original. Do you go down the traditional route of flowers and cards or try your hand at rustling up a romantic dinner for two? Or are you among those hundreds of people who leave it until 6pm on 13th February…?

Our solution? Say it with candlesticks. And of all our sterling silver designs, the XY Candlesticks are ideal for this kind of social semaphore…

All you have to do is decide which position will best reflect what’s in your heart… Still not sure? Luckily you’ve got plenty to choose from! Here are a few suggestions:

Happy New Year!

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2015 has well and truly dawned and we’ve decided to get the workshop off to a positive start by opening it up to you!

Top of our New Year’s Resolution list (just above ‘keep workshop tidier’ and ‘stop buying hammers on eBay’…) is ‘start workshop blog’, so here we are!

If you own a piece of our silverware already, this is your chance to take a peek behind the scenes at the workshop where your piece was made.