Alan Craxford

Born1946, Birmingham, England
Education
1974-75Sir John Cass, studied engraving under Fred Fryer and Stan Reece
1973-74Central School of Art and Design, studied enamelling under Pat Furse
1963-67Canterbury College of Art, silversmithing and industrial design
Awards
2016Freeman of the City of London
2011-presentVice Chair and Exhibitions organiser, Hand Engraving Association of Great Britain
2007-11Elected Chair, Hand Engraving Association of Great Britain
1990Freeman of the Goldsmith’s Company
Recent exhibitions
2017Alan Craxford at 70, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
201670th Birthday Celebration Showcase, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
The Dark Side and Erin O’Connor Selects, Goldsmiths Fair, London
2015Clock Museum opening, HEA Paperweight Project display, Science Museum, London
2014Design Shanghai, with Contemporary Applied Arts
2013White Out, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
The Paperweight Project for the HEA, The Clockmakers Museum
2011Treasure, Goldsmiths Company, London Jewellery Week
British Silver Week
Past Present and Future - Electrum at 40, Electrum Gallery, London
A Sparkling Proposal Electrum Gallery, London
2009Jewellery - What’s it All About, curated by Barbara Cartlidge, Electrum Gallery, London
Transformations, Solo exhibition, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
Silver with a Pinch of Salt, Goldsmiths Hall, London
2008British Silver Week, Hamilton and Inches, London
Fresh Forms, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
2007Solo exhibition of new silver vessels, Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow
2005On the cuff, Goldsmiths Hall, London
2004Looking over my Shoulder, Lesley Craze Gallery, 20th anniversary exhibition
Jewellery Unlimited, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol
Collect, V&A Museum, London
2003Art as a Jewel, Metal Gallery, Mount Street, London
Love Story, Goldsmiths Hall, London
2002European Triennale Contemporary Jewellery 2002, Chateaux Seneffe, Belgium
2001Solo Exhibition, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
The British are Coming, Elleard B Heffern Inc., St Louis, USA
2000Silver 2000, Crafts Council Shop at V&A Museum
1999Contemporary British Silver, Lane Crawford Department Store, Hong Kong
One Man Exhibition, Oxford Gallery, Oxford
The Art of Cutlery, Goldsmiths Hall, London
1998Tea and Silver, Goldsmiths Hall, London
1996Hilde Leis Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
1995Herbst Messe, Frankfurt, Germany
1994What is Jewellery? Exhibition curated by David Poston, Crafts Council Gallery, London
Chain Reaction, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
One Man Exhibition, Electrum Gallery, London
1993The Eye of the Heart, Cecil Collins memorial exhibition, Central St. Martins, London Institute, London
From Paper to Platinum, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
1992British Goldsmiths of Today, Goldsmiths Hall, London
1990Chelsea Comes to California, Orange County, California
1986Precious Elements, Usher Gallery, Lincoln
1985Alan Craxford - Jeweller, V&A Museum, London
Public Collections
V&A Museum, London
Publications
2016Barbara Cartlidge and Electrum Gallery, Arnoldsche
2009Transformations - catalogue for Solo Exhibition, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
2004Featured in 10th anniversary edition of FT’s “How to spend it”, November
2002European Triennial of Contemporary Jewellery Catalogue
2001Alan Craxford Jeweller – Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
2000Jewels and Jewellery by Clare Phillips, V&A publication
1999Alan Craxford, Master Jeweller, with essay by critic Marina Vaizey
Art of Cutlery, Catalogue, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

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