Made For The Table - The Goldsmiths' Company

The Harley Gallery

4 November 2017 – 7 January 2018

This exhibition explores how contemporary silversmiths continue to be inspired to make precious handmade objects for the table.

Anna Lorenz, Embrace Bowl, 2011

A bespoke dining table is laid with newly commissioned silver and a selection of modern glass, ceramics and textiles by leading UK artisans, brought together in a vibrant and colourful display. This modern table setting is introduced by extraordinary silver acquired by the Goldsmiths’ Company over the last 500 years, reflecting its long history of patronage.

From serving dishes to cutlery and sculptural bread baskets to wine coasters, the exhibition demonstrates both continuity and a break with tradition. As much as there have been changes in taste and style, domestic silver continues to be a source of inspiration.

Venue information

Opening times

The Harley Gallery

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm, Sun until 4pm

The Portland Collection

Mon – Sun, 11am – 4pm

Closed over the Christmas period and Easter Sun

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)