Adrian Hope

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

The Old Smithy
Stobo
Peeblesshire

EH45 8NX

Biography:

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 and approachable and tactile. Preciousness is a hindrance. Usefulness a happy bonus.

I choose to make work by hand partly  because   there are no mechanical or industrial techniques that can achieve these results and partly because the reality of making means an evolving process.

Specialist items; teapots, boxes, cutlery, bowls, plates

Specialist Techniques:

All hand techniques, especially embossing and patterning surfaces. Sometimes with inlay as well. Carving.

Awards:

1996
Scottish Arts Council, Individual Development Award

1998
SDA Scottish Development Agency Fellowship

1987
Winner, Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh Design Competition

1984
Winner, Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh Design Competition


Education:

BA (Hons) Silversmithing, Sheffield Polytechnic, Art & Design Faculty Post Dip., Edinburgh College of Art

Public Collections:

Scottish Craft Collection;Coffee pot, candlesticks (I.G.C.E. 1984) Royal Scottish Museums, Edinburgh Silver caddy, (1987 I.G.C.E.) Tall Patinated Cu/Brass Vessel One setting from the Bute House Millenium Collection 1999 City of Bristol Museum,per Contemporary Arts Society,Silver Caddy. Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery,Glasgow,Rocking vessel. City of Aberdeen Museum & Art Gallery.Coffee pot, patinated box, candlesticks. Goldsmiths Company, London,Standing bowl. Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh,Goblet. City Of Birmingham Museum (bought Reliquary For A Traveller). Goldsmiths Company, London Two Plates and a Bowl (2005), Goldsmiths Company, London, Snowbowl 6  (2009), Goldsmiths Company, London, Snowcord vase (2010); Pearson Silver Collection, ten-sided dish (2011) teapot (2013); Goldsmiths Company, London Tall Fluted vase 2014

Publications:

Creation 2004 The Goldsmiths' Company Contemporary Silver, Benton Seymour Rabinovitch and Helen Clifford, London, 2000 Treasures of the Twentieth Century, Rosemary Ransome Wallis, The Goldsmiths' Company, London, 2000 Innovation and Design, Silver from Goldsmiths' Hall 1900-2001, Museet Pa Koldinghus, Denmark; Designer British Silver From Studios Established 1930-1985 John Andrew and Derek Styles ISBN: 9781851497805; Making Form: Contemporary British Fine Metalwork an Ebook by Prof. Kenneth Quickenden. (2016) 

Video:

  • Creation. Video made by the Goldsmiths Company . This concerns the inspiration and making of the “Reliquary for a Traveller”
  • Moving metal 2 short videos by Shannon Tofts demonstrating the raising process
  • The shorter one is a stop frame animation of the movement of the silver.

all three visible via  www.adrianhope.co.uk

 

Virtual gallery of Contemporary Fine Metalwork, DVD  by Prof. Kenneth Quickenden. ISBN  978-1-904839-22-4   (2007)


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    Twisted Octagon Box

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    Tree Box

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    Teapot 2016

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    Stone Line Vase

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    Stone Carver Bowl

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    Rainbow Box

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    Patinated fluted metal bowl

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    Gilded Snowline Bowl

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    Cocoa Pod 2

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    Cocoa Pod Box

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    Canongate Kirk Dish

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    Angel Candlesticks

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    7 Piece Place Setting

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    Reliquary For A Traveller

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    Chalice for St. Columba's By-The-Castle

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    Noah's Ark

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    Fish Server

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    Nesting Set Of 21 Bowls

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    Silver Watercolour Paint Box

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    Silver Box with boat

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