A Styles Silver commission
Andrew studied at the School of Jewellery and Silversmithing in Birmingham until 1979 and still has his workshop there.
Much of his work is influenced by his travels in Japan
Length: 27 cm
Alistair McCallum studied at the Royal College of Art and works with the 17th Century Japanese technique where silver and other metals are layered together and rolled into sheet. See 'Designer British Silver' for a full chapter on Alistair and his work.
Diameter 6 cm
Gold set cabochon garnet feet - Blue enamel interior
Angus McFadyen was born in Bristol in 1962. Initially interested in furniture he graduated in 1982 from Manchester Poly having taken a 3D Design course. He exhibited jewellery at numerous fairs before deciding to concentrate on silver by 1989. He now works mainly to commission.
Silver Speciality Tea Infuser
Length: 21.5 cm
Daniel was born in 1971 and achieved an MA in domestic silverware at the Royal College of Art in 1995. He exhibited at Asprey 'Living with Silver' 1997; Goldsmiths Hall 'Silver and Tea - A Perfect Blend' 1998 (where he exhibited a similar tea infuser) and 'The Art of Cutlery' 1999.
Hand Forgedwith signed Catalogue
Provenance: The Terry Brodie-Smith Collection exhibited at The Scottish Gallery 2012. Exhibition Catalogue:http://www.scottish-gallery.co.uk/images/exhibitions/Silver_Collection_Catalogue.pdf
Height: 6.5 cm
Diameter: 5.5 cm
Michael said; 'These are from my Rousseau period' (referring to Henri Rousseau the French post-impressionist painter in the primitive manner). ' I could be very critical, but a craftsman should not dismiss his early work. I was finding a way to communicate and wouldn't do shapes. However, the piece does show enthusiasm which may be lost in my later work.'
This beaker is illustrated in my book 'British Designer Silver'
Michael Lloyd was born in 1950 and studied at the Royal College of Art under Robert Goodden and Gerald Benney. His graduation show featured a series of hand chased bowls - the V&A Museum bought all of them. Initially working and living on a canal barge, he now lives in Scotland. At a one man show at Goldsmiths' Hall in 1997 he showed new work, plus items he had made loaned by Gerald Benney, Rod Kelly and Malcolm Appleby.
Rebecca graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990. She was appointed to the RCA’s department of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery as a tutor in 1998. Rebecca acquired her current London studio in 2002. Her early work expressed interest in development of traditional scoring techniques towards complexity in the construction of sheet metal forms.
Now in The Pearson Silver Collection
Graduate of the Royal College of Art and the Goldsmiths' Company 'Young Designer of the Year 2002'
Her vessels are in the V & A in London and Millennium Galleries, Sheffield