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Photo bmag

World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

Photo thinktank

Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

Photo aston

Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

Photo blakesley

Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

Photo jewellery

A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

Photo sarehole

A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

Photo soho

Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

Photo weoley

The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

Chasing patterns
22 Jun 2016

Silver Treasure Project

Pupils from St Huberts and Old Hill primary schools, Sandwell, worked with artist silversmith Theresa Nguyen and writer Mandy Ross on Silver Treasure, a Heritage Lottery Fund project. 

Learning about silversmithing techniques through the ages, the children took inspiration from the Staffordshire Hoard and from contemporary silversmithing in the Jewellery Quarter to design and make their own beautiful metalwork gifts. They wrote poetry and leaflets exploring the ancient techniques and modern skills they discovered. 

Group Artwork

A collective poem created by Year 5 children from Old Hill Primary School, with Mandy Ross: 

Filigree Twist of History

An endless history of twists and turns
Of gold and garnet, silver and sapphire,
Jewelled weapons of warriors, holding
Never-ending swirls of wind and water, coiled snakes and curled leaves,
Lazy streams and calm clouds, wings and beaks of birds entwined.
Dream-inspired designs
Made with precious metal and silversmiths’ ancient skills,
Cutting, carving, heating, soldering,
Embossing, hammering, smoothing, polishing,
Passed down through generations or hidden, lost and found.
Now, real or replica, displayed in museum glass cases
Or glistening in shop windows,
(Window-shopping wishing),
And in workshops, studios and schools,
Still hammering, shaping, shining
Today’s filigree twist of history.

Participants will be sharing their work at the Staffordshire Hoard Gallery from 10.30am on Tuesday 28th June.

For more information about Staffordshire workshops visit the School Sessions page.