Talking Practice is delighted to host an evening to celebrate the career of Peter Taylor
5 – 6 pm | Thursday 2 May | School of Jewellery Lecture Theatre
Peter Taylor is one of the School of Jewellery’s most successful and influential alumni. In his role of Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre he is responsible for strategic direction and delivery of this ground-breaking project working with the jewellery industry, academia and the wider community.
A graduate from the Postgraduate Diploma Jewellery, Silversmithing & Allied Products (1995-97), Peter established and managed the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre from 1997-2000. Between 2000 and 2002 he supported external funding primarily within the Jewellery Quarter, but also across the wider faculty. He became the Director of Technology and Training at the Goldsmiths’ Company (2002-11), where he was responsible for its programme of charitable giving linked to education, training and research. In 2011, he became the first Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, a new charity established by the Goldsmiths’ Company to undertake the redevelopment of a derelict school site in Clerkenwell, London. This privately funded £17.5m regeneration project in partnership with the London Development Agency combines workspace, education, training and a public programme of exhibitions and events.
The Goldsmiths’ Centre’s strapline of ‘Creativity, Craftsmanship & Community’ is a mantra that aligns well with Peter’s own approach to his career. In February 2019, he was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of his work around creative entrepreneurship, education and training – an honour that he was grateful to accept.
Join us as he provides an overview of his career and answers questions from students, colleagues and peers within the industry.
Artist-in-Residence show: Flux
After Peter’s Honorary Doctorate Celebration and Career Talk, please join us in the atrium for the Private View of the School of Jewellery’s Artist-in-Residence’s show, Flux, between 6-8pm. Here you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine or a soft drink, view the show and speak to the artists themselves, as well as toasting Peter’s success.