Central School of Arts and Crafts, a silver vase and cover with horn finial, London 1947, stamped ‘CSAC’ for the Central School of Arts and Crafts (now the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design), cover is unmarked, 22.5 cm tall overall, 445 g ( 14.35 troy ozs) gross
Central School of Arts and Crafts teachers of metal work included George Taylor Friend (1881-1969). This being from 1902 until June 1947. Friend was listed as a teacher of ‘Silversmiths’ and Goldsmiths’ work (large and small), Jewellers’ work, Chasing, Engraving, Carving, Special Modelling Class for Goldsmiths and Silversmiths, Moulding and Casting in Metal, Preparation of Working Drawings for Silversmiths and Metal Workers’. From 1908 onward he is listed as a teacher of engraving in the department of Silvermsiths’ Work and Allied Crafts. Not listed in prospectuses from September 1917 to June 1920. Listed again from September 1920 onward. Probably best know for engraving the Sea Beaker designed by Richard Yorke Gleadowe (1888-1944), in the V&A. Also for engraving the Stalingrad Sword. The Sea Beaker was made by H.G.Murphy (1884-1939), who also happened to be Principal at the Central School of Arts and Crafts from September 1936 until June 1939. It is known that students made some pieces to Murphy’s designs.
F.Adam was a teacher at the Central School of Arts and Crafts from September 1920-1948. Listed as teacher of decorative metal work in the School of Silver-Smiths’ Work and Allied Crafts from 1920 onward. Adam is not listed in the 1943-1944 prospectus. From 1944 to 1948 he is listed as a teacher of silversmiths’ work in the same school. It has however been pointed out to me by Gerda Flocking that Mr Adam was teaching in the Silver Department from the time she first attended the school until she left (1951-1956).
The artist Reginald Robert Tomlinson (1885-1978) was acting Principal for the Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1935-1936. He took up the position again in September 1939. Tomlinson was last listed in the 1947-1948 prospectus for the School. Tomlinson at one time worked for the potter Bernard Moore.