Live demonstration on silversmithing at Leeds exhibition

A live demonstration revealing the work involved in creating silver works of art was held in Leeds at the weekend.

Sunday, 11th June 2017, 9:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 2:57 pm
10 June 2017..... A live demonstration by artist Miriam Hanid on the art of silversmithing in the Great Hall at Temple Newsam in Leeds. Picture Scott Merrylees

Artist Miriam Hanid led the talk on silversmithing at Temple Newsam, which is currently hosting the Showstoppers exhibition featuring historic pieces of silver alongside contemporary art.

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The artist’s Deluge Dish silver artwork is among the items on display. She spoke to enthusiasts about how she created the piece, and the techniques involved in silversmithing. Other art on display includes Thomas Pitts’ 1759 ornate chinoiserie epergne and the Kirkleathem centrepiece.