Pruden and Smith are designers and craftsmen in precious metals whose passion for contemporary design shows in everything they do. Their gallery and new display area within, their adjoining workshops, on Ditchling Crossroads showcases their work in gold, platinum, and silver incorporating diamonds and unusual gemstones from all over the world. This year look out for new designs featuring 2000 year old Roman glass from Afghanistan. They offer a complete design-to-make service for any item in precious metal from engagement rings to chalices. They can also incorporate or redesign your existing jewellery in a process they call ‘A Precious Legacy’.
Designer Rebecca Smith takes inspiration and materials from your existing jewellery collection to generate designs for new pieces. It ensures that your jewellery is out of your jewellery box and worn whilst maintaining the sentimental connection to past pieces. Many of the designs on display are to generate ideas for this process.
During the festival take a tour of their workshops of 30 years, then follow with a look at their history by visiting Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft, which features the work and tools of Anton Pruden’s grandfather, Dunstan, silversmith on The Guild of St Joseph and St. Dominic.
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