Master Classes
VanTol & Breet


Stephen M Goldsmith FIPG -MNGG

The Guru comes to s-Hertogenbosch



Learn how to professionally polish jewellery or larger silver pieces.

One of the refreshing things about Stephen M Goldsmith is he is not all about “Bright & Shiny”

He will access your pieces on an individual basis and advise you on finishing techniques which will enhance your design matt or bright? 

You will learn the tips of the polishing trade and become familiar with finishing techniques including wet & dry, polishing compounds, mops and mechanical finishes to achieve the professional finish. 

About: Stephen M Goldsmith started out at Rochester Art college, now known as University for the Creative Arts and was apprenticed at C.J Vander’s in 1971 and indentured with The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’.

Now a Master Polisher of over 45 years’ experience, originally working for the Crown Jewellers Asprey & Garrard's and now working with well-known society jeweller Theo Fennell.

Many of the pieces polished are now seen in Palaces, Museums and the rich and famous across the world.

Stephen is one the most respected jewellery & silver polishers and is currently is teaching polishing across Europe and is known affectionately as “The Gold polishing Guru”

He has polished and restored many famous silverware pieces including the Americas Cup; Cricket World cup, Wimbledon Cup, Dubai Gold Cup, Premier League Cup.

He has also been privileged to work in the jewel house at the Tower of London restoring The Grand Punch bowl made in 1830 and used by the Royal family on many occasions.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths (IPG) and their official ambassador and a Master of The Dutch Guild of Goldsmiths. He shares his trade skills by teaching nationally and internationally including at Goldsmiths Centre, School of Jewellery Birmingham City University and VanTol & Breet Academy (Netherlands) ,The School of Jewellery Dublin & The Design & Craft Irish Craft Council in Kilkenny.

Stephen is a Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ and was granted the Freedom of the City of London in 1975. He has also had the very rare honour of winning The Goldsmith's Company Award twice, plus many other prestigious awards and serves as a council member for The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council


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