Alfred Pain

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

2a Vanguard Court
London
SE5 8QT

Biography:

Alfred Pain worked originally in textiles and export marketing, with this career he travelled widely throughout the world, and later went on to run his own architectural ironmongery and metal work business. Returning to full time study in 1988 at the Sir John Cass faculty of The London Metropolitan University, he took an HND in Silversmithing achieving a distinction, and in 1993 gained a BA Hons in Silversmithing, Jewellery & Allied Crafts. Part of his designs derive from his experience in architectural metalwork and he uses gold, silver, wood, glass, acrylics and steel to create work that is plain and elegant. The variety of materials used allows his designs to be flexible, and enhances the silver by contrasting colours and textures. He also carries out design-only commissions in precious metals and fine metalwork. Alfred Pain is a founder member of the Association of British Designer Silversmiths, member of the Chartered Society of Designers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Specialist Techniques:

Full range of Silversmithing techniques In addition to: Carving Die Sinking

Awards:

Goldsmiths’ prize for Die Sinking, 1989
Jerwood Prize for Silversmithing, 1993

Education:

City of London Polytechnic (now London Metropolitan University) Sir John Cass Faculty, HND Silversmithing, distinction. BA Hons Silversmithing, Jewellery & Allied Crafts.

Public Collections:

The Honourable Artillery Company The Vintners Company Sheffield Millennium Canteen Bristol Merchants

Publications:

House and Garden The World of Interiors Retail Jeweller Interior Designer Theme Catalogues: British Silver, ##ABDS################ Millennium Canteen The Art ad Evolution of Cutlery


  • Alfred Pain

    Steel & Precious White Metal Bowl

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    Ledera

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    Memorial Gavel and Block 'C'Battery/HAC

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    Cylindrical Pepper mills and salt mills

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    Salt & Pepper Set

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    Cutlery

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    Double Skinned Bowl

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    Candlesticks

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