Click here to view future events

08 November 2018Designed for Wearing: Jewellery in the 20th Century
25 October 2018The Arts Society West Mercia Study Day - Tinge it with Romanticism
14 February 2018The English Country House 1550-1830
02 November 2017West Mercia Arts Society Study Day - The Reformation and Counter Reformation
26 October 2017West Mercia Art Society Study Day - The Renaissance into the Reformation
25 October 2017Wessex Area DFAS Study Day - The Making of America: From Wagon Wheels to New York
03 May 2017West Mercia NDFAS Study Day - Celebrating the 900th Anniversary of the Augustinian Abbey of St Mary in Cirencester
15 February 2017Munich and Dresden Study Day
17 February 2016Colour and the Artist's Palette

Click on a row and scroll to display more details about the event

Designed for Wearing: Jewellery in the 20th Century Susan Rumfitt Thursday 08 November 2018

From the ‘Little Black Dress’ created by Chanel to the ‘Chain Mail’ fabrics of Mary Quant and the colour explosions of Versace, fashion has had an exciting journey through the 20th Century.  Throughout these lectures, we will discover how jewellery design incorporated the fashions of the decades to produce a truly unforgettable period of jewellery design: beginning with the delicacy of the Edwardian period to the dramatic contrasts of the Art Deco period, from the sculptural creations of the 1930’s to the cocktail style of the 40’s and 50’s, the new age influence of the 60’s and 70’s and the ‘bling’ culture of the 1980’s.

Susan Rumfitt

Susan is an independent jewellery advisor, auction consultant and lecturer.  She studied for a post graduate degree at Glasgow University before becoming an international jewellery specialist for Phillips Auctioneers in 1996 where she was Head of Department from 1999-2002.  Susan has lectured extensively and is a specialist on the BBC’s Antiques Road Show.


British Schoolroom, Sherston Congregational Church, Cliff Road, Sherston SN16 0LN. Please park in the High Street if possible.

Programme for the Day

10.30 – 11.00  First lecture

11.30 – 12.00  Coffee and biscuits

12.00 – 13.00  Second lecture

13.00 – 14.15  Lunch - soup, cheese, ham. Wine/elderflower, coffee and cake

14.15 – 15.15  An opportunity to bring along an item of your choice for discussion.

Booking Form

To book a place on this Special Interest Day you must download and complete the attached booking form.