As well as promoting the traditional origins of handmaking craft skills, this lavish book explains the latest techniques and opportunities that exist for today's designer silversmith. It emphasizes the importance of acquiring fundamental skills as a basis to creating stunning and innovative designs, and illustrates this with fabulous case studies from leading silversmiths. Written by two experienced designer craftsmen, this book takes a fresh and exciting approach by converting craft theory into visual language that informs, educates and inspires you to try a new technique, extend your skills and develop your own personal direction.
Brian Hill is an established figure in silversmithing, and brings his skill, experience and enthusiasm to this book. Brian taught silversmithing at the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester for forty years. He now works as a consultant secretary to the Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council, as well as serving on the Craft & Industry Committee at the recently opened Goldsmiths' Centre. Much of his work is represented in this book. Andrew Putlandl is an established figure in silversmithing, and brings his skill, experience and enthusiasm to this book. After studying at Rochester, Andrew went into a silversmithing partnership, setting up Padgham and Putland over thirty years ago. Much of his work is represented in this book.