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Crafts Council

Bishopsland Educational Trust

For Collect 2017, Bishopsland is showcasing new work from silversmiths with an established presence and reputation in the arts world, as well as those making their way to becoming the established makers of the future. 

The theme is ‘Masters of Today: Masters of Tomorrow’, but the aim is to highlight the incredible talents of everyone involved and let the works exhibited be viewed on their own merits. Based in Oxfordshire, Bishopsland Educational Trust provides a unique residential programme for post-graduates, offering intensive one-to-one tuition and specialist master classes with renowned British silversmiths and jewellers. All our exhibitors have a strong connection with Bishopsland and include fellows, senior fellows and patrons. 
The majority developed their smithing skills at Bishopsland. 

Ndidi Ekubia Spirited Flight (centrepiece large vessel/wine cooler), 2013 H40×W31×D40 cm Britannia silver Photo: Jeremy John Photography

Ndidi Ekubia studied at Wolverhampton before completing her 1995-96 Bishopsland course and a Masters at the Royal College of Art in 1998. Her work has been commissioned by the Ashmolean Museum, National Museum Wales, Winchester Cathedral and the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as the Weavers, Goldsmiths and Grocers Companies, and exhibited at Masterpiece, the Royal Academy and Sotheby’s, and also in Holland and the USA. Using traditional hand-raising techniques and inspired by her