Abigail Brown












The Mighty Metalsmith
Decorative and Domestic Metal and Silverware

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill, Saltaire.

23rd May 2013 – 7th July 2013

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful” -
William Morris

Age old techniques coupled with contemporary flair create a striking selling exhibition by thirteen top metalsmiths, celebrating the great skill and craftsmanship alive and well in Britain today.

Amongst the makers represented are: Rauni Higson whose intricately made rippling silver vessels are inspired by the wild beauty of her home on Snowdonia; Adrian Hope who embraces the traditional technique of hand raising silver to produce finely fluted bowls in his studio in the Scottish Borders; Adi Toch with work which is a perfect marriage of skill and design resulting in rounded tactile forms which combine elegance and functionality - her ‘gently rocking’ oil and vinegar set recently won the Goldsmith’s Company Best New Design Award; Chien-Wei Chang who uses the natural form of bamboo, which has great cultural significance in his native China, to create exquisite vases which embody an oriental aesthetic, and Sheffield based Rebecca Joselyn whose quirky pieces explore the culture of convenience and “throwaway” in our society – for example her gilded silver milk jug mimics a crushed tin can and her salt and pepper pots are inspired by ring pulls!