A silver bowl

Talk: Forgotten Women Artists of the Arts & Crafts Movement


12 October 2023

2:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue Lotherton

Join us for a talk from Professor Stephen Pudney, silver expert.

“Born to blush unseen? ” Women artist-designers of the Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau period.

Professor Pudney will talk about the forgotten stories of three women artist-designers of the late 1800s – Christine Connell, Kate Harris and Florence Rimmington.

About the artists

Christine Connell

Christine Connell was a sculptor and silversmith in Clapton, London, and  the daughter of a silk merchant. She was active as a silversmith and sculptor in London from the 1890’s onwards.

Kate Harris

Kate Harris was employed the London studio of William Hutton & Sons to produce artistic silver from 1899 to c 1905.  Her work is often hallmarked for Goldsmiths and Silversmiths or Connells of Cheapside who were retailers as well as manufacturers.

Florence Rimmington

Florence Rimmington (1880-1916), was a professional silversmith and jeweller who taught metalwork and enamelling at the Camden School of Art.

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