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In Black and Gold 

A digital showcase of our award winning Master Craftsmen and Women opening  - St David’s Day - March 1st 2024.


A Curated Exhibition 

Featuring work by eleven of our First Of March Makers - a unique showcase of work that exemplifies First Of March - objects of sublime quality at the crossroads of heritage and modernity - where the traditional techniques of craft are the foundation of exquisite work with contemporary style and relevance.


Featured Artists and Makers:

Presenting eleven world class Makers at different stages in their creative careers - all working ‘In Black and Gold’.


Makers in Metal:


Rauni Higson - Silversmith 

Former Chair of Contemporary British Silversmiths and Livery of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths 


Mary Ann Simmons - Silversmith 

Liveryman of Goldsmiths Company (London) & former Chair of Contemporary British Goldsmiths 


Mari Thomas - Jeweller 

Gold medal winner at National Eisteddfod 


Rebecca OldfieldMaker in Gold and Silver

Silver Society winner for Silversmithing 2021


Beate Gegenwart - Metal and Enamel Artist

International curator and metal artist


Sculptors and Ceramicists: 


Emily Hughes - Ceramicist

Emerging Maker - showcased at New Designers 2019


Annette Marie Townsend - Interdisciplinary artist

Inspired by natural science


Angela Farquharson - Sculptor 

Giving new life to classical forms 


Textile artist:


Charles and Patricia Lester 

Costume and textile designers whose work featured in Downton Abbey!


Glass Artists 

Catrin Jones - Glass Artist 

Specialising in architectural glass


Amber Hiscott - Glass Artist 

Creator of the first public glass sculpture in the Britain 

Find out more about each Maker now at