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The Scumptious World of Precious Jewels

Talks - History; Talks - Arts and Culture; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

A tour through over 1500 years of the jeweler’s craft, looking at some of the most beautiful and technically astonishing pieces from ancient times to the 20th Century. The symbolic and folkloric associations of precious metals and stones are also discussed.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Mark Lewis

Meet The Speaker, Mark

Mark is a freelance artist, designer-silversmith and semi-retired university lecturer. Until the summer of 2009, he was a Principal Lecturer in the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design at London Met University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Horners. Mark has a particular interest in unusual local customs and rituals and in 2013 he published a book on the folklore and popular customs of the church.

Preparing for the Event

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