Belton House, part of the National Trust, is set to become a studio and showcase for the acclaimed contemporary silversmith, Angela Cork.
The event is the culmination of a successful five-year partnership between The Goldsmiths’ Company and the National Trust, which has introduced thousands of visitors to contemporary silver and some of the craft’s most accomplished artist-makers.
From March 8 to November 1, visitors to Belton House will discover Studio Silver Today, an exhibition of Angela Cork’s recent works. They will also be invited to enter a prize draw to win a silver beaker specially made during Angela’s residency.
Angela Cork is one of Britain’s most innovative silversmiths creating large silversmithing pieces which are visually challenging whilst retaining their functionality. Inspired by Japanese formal gardens, Cork says she is “fascinated by the balance of objects and the space around and within it”.
The Goldsmiths’ Company’s curator of collections, Rosemary Ransome, said: “Studio Silver Today shines a spotlight on the vibrancy of contemporary silver in Britain but it is also about falling in love with a particular artist’s imagination and skill.
“Seeing Angela Cork, one of this country’s leading modern silversmiths, at work at Belton will be a tremendous celebration of our partnership with the National Trust.”