Andrew Macgowan

Andrew Macgowan

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

52 Frederick Street
Birmingham
B1 3HS

Biography:

As a silversmith I enjoy the challenge of designing and making functional silverware that is practical to use and stimulating to look at.

Much of my recent work has been inspired by the bamboo forests in Kyoto, Japan which I visited while collecting an award for a Sake set made for the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami.

I have used the theme of the bamboo to create a collection of work that includes vases, condiments, beakers, jugs and dishes.

Since setting up my workshop in 1985, I have worked on a wide range of commissions from ecclesiastical silver, prestigious trophies and awards to civic plate and ceremonial silver.

Specialist Techniques:

Hand raising
Piercing
Chasing
Inlay

Awards:

2006
Muesum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan

Education:

1979
Advanced City and Guilds

1978
City and Guilds

Public Collections:

Birmingham Assay Office
British Jewellers Association
Worshipful Company of Gardeners
Worshipful Company of Engineers
Worshipful Company of Clock Makers
Gestetner
De Rothschild
Birmingham Proof House
St Botolph's Church, Boston
Trinity College, Oxford


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    16 Piece Jigsaw Coasters

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    Flower And Frame

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    Condiments

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    Pinch Pots

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    Flower And Flame

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    Bamboo Beakers

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    Friendship Flask

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    Jug And Cups

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    Three Vases

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    Strawberry Dish

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