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Rod Kelly

Rod Kelly is one of the UK’s leading silversmiths, he specializes in low relief chasing often inlaying the chased details in fine gold. His images are derived from his interest in the beautiful countryside surrounding him in Norfolk and inspired by his many trips to the Shetland Islands. His designs are based upon drawn sketches; the lines translated in to shapes and patterns often found chased in low relief on his specially commissioned pieces. Since leaving the Royal College of Art in 1983 where he gained a Masters Degree he has tended to work to commission, first from a studio in London and for the last twenty years from a workshop in the garden of his Norfolk home. He makes all of the forms himself using the traditional techniques of silversmithing, often hand raising (hammering) large pieces of silver to produce high quality pieces of functional silver. His work can be found in many public and private collections including The V&A Museum, No. 10 Downing Street, The Royal Mint, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
ROD KELLY Large Silver 'OAK LEAF' Jug
London 2007

Height: 30 cm
Width: 21 cm
Weight: 43 oz

Chased with different Oak leaves and some gold inserts

This was commissioned by Michael Heathcoat-Amory, founder of Jupiter Management and a Liveryman of the Goldsmiths' Company. 
He was best known for his Oak trees in 300 acres in Devon, one of the most extensive collections in the the world.
(Times Obituary 16th April 2016)

£ 16,000.00
ROD KELLY Silver Beaker/Goblet
London 1991
Height: 16.7 cm
Diameter top: 7.5 cm

Rod Kelly had previously made a beaker and plate for Toshio Konishi, fellow Director of Sir Paul Girolami, Chairman of Glaxo and past Warden of the Goldsmiths' Company. When his son Hiroshi Konishi took over as a Director he commissioned this goblet. 

The decoration has lotus blossom motifs and a Japanese flag with a sun. The horses were a Japanese symbol associated with his family.

ROD KELLY Silver 'Harvest' Beaker
Hand Raised and Hand Chased
Height: 11cm


ROD KELLY Silver Sun and Wind Dish
London 2015
Rod Kelly
Diameter: 30cm