Tony Thomson

This listing is from the 2019 Festival.

Site Number: 60
Region: 
Jericho - City
Media: 
Jewellery

Tony Thomson, jeweller & silversmith, developed a passion for precious stones after seeing some being polished in a gem shop; they have lost none of their power to inspire. His early work caught the eye of the sculptor, Elizabeth Frink, who generously sponsored his first collection which was shown alongside her sculptures at the Thames Gallery, Eton. It was a sell-out exhibition. Tony usually begins a piece by selecting the stones, maybe a semi-precious stone, a piece of slate, fossil or opal, pearls, a diamond or simple pieces of beach glass. These are his starting point and help shape how the design develops. While making jewellery, Tony uses different silver and gold working techniques including cuttlefish casting, fabrication, stone cutting and setting. Because of the initial encouragement which he received, Tony is a generous teacher to those seeking to explore and develop silver-smithing skills, sharing both his workshop and his passion for gemstones.

Venue

51 Plantation Road
Oxford
OX2 6JE
Telephone: 
01865 512913
Facilities Available: 
Open Studio

Opening Dates and Times

May 2019
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Times: 
12pm-6pm

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