The Hart Silversmiths: A Living Tradition

Explore the evolution of a unique living tradition, which originated in the Arts and Crafts Movement and continues to this day. Since 1902 George Hart (1882-1973) and three generations of his family have worked in the same workshop in Chipping Campden. The exhibition tells their story, bringing together historic and contemporary works alongside inspiring drawings.

Art Benefit previously on at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, United Kingdom.
From Saturday 27 June 2015 to Sunday 13 September 2015

Hart Silversmiths David Hart at his bench © David Morris image The Hart Silversmiths workshop © David Morris image

Published by anonymous on Tuesday 09 June 2015.
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This exhibition explores the evolution of a unique living tradition in design and silversmithing which has its origins in the Arts and Crafts Movement. Following the line of the family of Harts who have worked in the Silk Mill in Chipping Campden for over a century, this exhibition brings together both domestic and civic commissions alongside the spectacular drawings which have inspired them. It also tells the story of a tradition, skill and way of life which began with C. R. Ashbee’s Guild of Handicraft in the East End of London, moving to Chipping Campden in 1902 and then run by George Hart and subsequent members of the Hart family from 1912 to the present day.