PRECIOUS PRESENTS
SPARKLING SILVERWARE AND
JEWELLERY FOR CHRISTMAS

1st Dec 2013 - 26th Jan 2014


‘Snowline’ bowls in Britannia silver and gild
‘Snowline’ bowls in Britannia silver and gild
Precious Present Maker

 

 


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ADRIAN HOPE

Adrian lives and works in the Scottish Borders. The primary influences on his work are the ancient Mediterranean, classical and early Christian periods in metalwork.... and the process itself.
He manipulates metal with techniques as simple, direct and exacting as those employed by his forbears 2000 years and more before. The pieces in the collection are unique and domestic. Bowls plates, vases and boxes, mostly made in Britannia silver and are in some ways narrative. They are designed to be seen and used in groups and clusters, as if they have just been found.

"I like my work to be, for want of a better word, friendly. The reason for using silver at all is because it is a wonderful, forgiving, pliable material that I can manipulate with complete sympathy. I want the owners and users of my work to enjoy it, so it has to be direct, approachable and tactile. Preciousness is a hindrance. Usefulness a happy bonus." An award winning Silversmith, his work is represented in 10 British museum and public collections.