News

In 2008 The National Museum Wales in Cardiff aquisitioned Abigail's 'Large Square Fruit Bowl AJBXXV' for permanent display in their public collection.

February 2009 & February 2010 - Abigail's jewellery shortlisted two years running for the covetted 'Inhorgenta Europe Innovation Award for Jewellery' 2009 & 2010

July 2010 - Abigail's Silversmithing has been selected to participate in the prestigious Silver Triennial. The exhibition opens at the German Goldsmith' House, Hanau in November and will also be shown at Fair Ambiente, Frankfurt; Museum Kunstgewerbesammlung Huelsmann, Bielefeld; Zilvermuseum Sterckshof, Antwerp, Belgium; Wasserschloss Klaffenbach, Chemnitz

September 2010 - Abigail has been awarded the 2011 'Gates of Arctic' Residency which will take place in Aug/Sep 2011 in Alaska. The residency involves 10-14 days on patrol with a ranger in which time Abigail will research her area of interest as stated in her application proposal. On her return to the UK she will produce a piece in response to her experience which will then become part of the Park's collection and will be exhibited in the visitor centre. For more information visit www.nps.gov/gaar/artistinresidence.htm

September 2010 - Abigail was the only British craftsperson to become a finalist in the 'BKV Prize 2010 for Young Applied Art'. The work of the prizewinners and finalists will be exhibited at Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein E.v. (the Bavarian Crafts Council)in September and will then be shown at the 'Internationale Handwerksmesse Fair' IHM Munich in March 2011. For more information please visit www.kunsthandwerk-bkv.de/verein/bkv-preis/bkv-preis-2010.html

February 2013 - Abigail's Silversmithing has been selected for the SECOND time to participate in the prestigious Silver Triennial. The exhibition opens at the German Goldsmith' House, Hanau in April until June 2013 and will continue on to be shown at National Museum of Decorative Art, Tronheim; Museum und Galerie im Prediger, Schwabisch Gmund; Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen; Fair Ambiente, Frankfurt; and Fair Inhorgenta, Munich.

FEBRUARY 2013 - The 'Isis' Bowl has been long listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize. Selected from over 3000 entries, Abigail earned her place in the Aesthetica Art Prize longlist of 100 artists with an innovative and outstanding submission, and will have her work projected in the enchanting setting of York St Mary's - York Art Gallery's contemporary art space.

DECEMBER 2014 - In December 2014 Abigail was awarded the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'. This is an honour only awarded upon recommendation after a number of years contributing to the Silversmithing trade.

MARCH 2015 - Abigail's 'Isis' Bowl has has won the BAYERISCHER STAATSPREIS 2015 (Baverian State Prize) at the Handwerk Messe in Munich Germany.

JULY 2015 - Abigail was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in July 2015. The freedom is extended to all Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'.

Abigail will be attending and exhibiting her work at the following events:

4 April - 8 April 2017

'Loot' - Museum of Arts & Design, New York - Jewellery


A selection of Abigail's work can also be seen at the following exhibitions:

8 March - 1 July 2017

'Silver Speaks: Idea to Object' - The Victoria & Albert Museum (Silver Galleries), London - Curated by Corinne Julius in partnership with the Contemporary British Silversmiths

26 November - 18 December 2016

'Winter Exhibition' - 'Winter Exhibition' John Higgins Contemporary Silver, Sussex - Jewellery & Silverware 26th & 27th November 2016 3rd & 4th December 2016 9th-11th December 2016 16th-18th December 2016