HammerClub Meeting 2018 – Competition favorites

The Silversmith Forum will hold its annual HammerClub-Meeting 2018 in Hanau from 04. - 06. May 2018.

The annual Silversmith Symposium is always organized by volunteers from among its own ranks, supported by these meetings from major museums across Europe and by benevolent donors and sponsors. In the multi-day events, participants will be offered a range of challenging lectures, discussions, guided tours and workshops. Further program items include the joint forging of a larger work, as well as a competition with an exhibition and the awarding of the HammerClub Awards.

Daphne Spiegel, Hammerclub, Silberschmiedeforum

Daphne Spiegel, bowl, 925 silver, D 49 cm

Exhibition with competition

All silversmiths and silver enthusiasts are invited to submit their current and best work on this year’s exhibition entitled “favorites” with a competition. The maximum size of the works is 43 cm / 103 cm / 100 cm (depth / width / height). Jewelry is not allowed. The exhibition will be on display from 4 May to 4 August 2018 in the Silver Hall of the Deutsche Goldschmiedehaus Hanau. A catalog will be published for the exhibition.

The deadline for registering for the exhibition favorites with competition is February 4th, 2018 at www.silberschmiede-forum.eu. Later incoming photos can no longer be included in the catalog. The awards, three silver sheets, will be judged democratically by all participants of the HammerClub meeting 2018 on site.

The Organization Team of the HammerClub Meeting Hanau 2018 are Bruno Sievering-Tornow, Andreas Decker, Martina Tornow.

Yu-Chin Chang, Hammerclub, Silberschmiedeforum

Yu-Chin Chang, ewer, 925 silver, H 27 cm

Alexandra Schliske, Hammerclub, Silberschmiedeforum

Alexandra Schliske, bowl, anodized aluminum, L 52 cm

The Programm

The HammerClub meeting 2018 in Hanau begins on Friday, May 4., with a guided tour through the workshops of the “new” Zeichenakademie, followed by the exhibition opening “favorites” at the German goldsmith’s house and a cozy gathering in the evening.

On Saturday, May 5, there will be numerous lectures, discussions, events and a lively, professional exchange in the rooms of the Zeichenakademie, which will culminate in the traditional gala dinner by candlelight in the evening. Here, the winners of the competition favorites will be announced.

Sunday, the 6th of May is dedicated to the theme “Sacred Art” and will be held with lectures and project presentations in the church “Marienkirche Hanau”.

The well-known forging of a community bowl donated to the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus accompanies the symposium all the time, but this year in a non-traditional material.

An exciting weekend for all silversmiths, silver enthusiasts and interested parties. Registration for the competition and / or participation in the HammerClub meeting 2018 in Hanau please visit



  • Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus
    Altstädter Markt 6
    63450 Hanau, Germany
  • HammerClub meeting 4.–6. 5. 2018
    Registration for the competition until 4. 2. 2018
    Exhibition 4. 5. – 4. 8. 2018