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Leo Shirley-Smith



Leo Shirley-Smith was born in London 1962 and grew up in Marlborough, Wiltshire. He has always been fascinated with the process of making things, and has been a craftsman and inventor since childhood. He studied Jewellery and Diamond Mounting at the Sir John Cass School Of Art followed by an apprenticeship to the distinguished goldsmith, Peter Page, in Ramsbury Wiltshire. He has been silver restorer for Styles Silver for 30 years. This has brought him into contact with silverware of every genre and period, giving him a broad and diverse experience of the different ways silverware is made. His inventor's talents have led him in directions from boat interior design to website design, the latter with a particular sensitivity to the needs of fellow artists. Cleopatra was a boat interior & exterior design project completed by Leo in the mid 1990s. It attracted an 8 page article in the World Of Interiors magazine and the BBC2 cameras for a day. It was an exercise in visual and functional design. "What interests me in design is the combining of visual elegance, functional elegance, and the elegance of the manufacturing process."In producing his etching designs Leo Shirley-Smith draws his inspiration from many sources. From going for a walk in the countryside with a camera to old Elizabethan wallpaper designs. From ancient traditional Japanese patterns to Italian renaissance details and designs.Leo's father Richard Shirley-Smith and step father Simon Brett are both artists who work with black and white images. This has been a great help and inspiration to him in the development of his etched imagery.
Etched Vase
Hydrangea Petiolaris
London
Leo Shirley-Smith
Height: 10.5cm
Width: 5cm
£350
(not always in stock phone or email for availability)

Silver "Brown Trout Scales" Letter Opener
London
Fully Hallmarked
Leo Shirley-Smith
Handmade
End loop is hand forged.
Brown Trout scales are etched onto silver.
Length: 18cm


£ 235.00
Silver "Sunderland Stones" Letter Opener
London
Leo Shirley-Smith
Hand made
End loop is hand forged.
Stones are etched
Length: 18cm


£ 235.00
Silver 'Fishing Flies' Bookmark
London
Leo Shirkey-Smith
Length: 10cm
Width: 3cm


£ 98.00
Silver 'Fishing Flies' Letter Opener
London
Leo Shirley-Smith
Hand made
End loop is hand forged.
Flies are etched Length: 18cm


£ 235.00
Silver Letter Opener
London
Leo Shirley-Smith
Hand made
End loop is hand forged
With or without tassle
Length: 18cm

£ 235.00
Silver Pheasant Feather Letter Opener
London
Leo Shirley-Smith
Hand made
End loop is hand forged.
Pheasant feather is etched onto silver.
Length: 18cm


£ 235.00
Silver Snails Letter Opener
London
Leo Shirley-Smith
Hand made
End loop is hand forged.
Etched
Plain on back with feature hallmark
Length: 18cm


£ 235.00
Small Etched Vase / Pen Pot
Etched silver design: Hydrangea Petiolaris
London
Leo Shirley-Smith
Height: 10.5cm
Width: 5cm
£295

Not always kept in stock please email call for availability