Aoife White

Aoife White

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

The Precious Metals Workshop Limited32-36 Dalmeny Street

Biography:

I design and create unique and imaginative silverware usually in the form of vessels/ containers such as vases, tumblers, boxes and lockets. Each piece is a one-off interpretation of nature, mythology and the elements. Observational drawings of plants and animals are used as starting points from which various design techniques are applied to create a sense of transformation in my organic metal forms.I have developed and nurtured a highly textured style in my pieces over the years. I am often able to incorporate my highly detailed and textured drawings onto my silverware through engraving, chased patterns or hammered textures.I am currently based in Edinburgh at the Precious Metals workshops however I have exhibited my pieces throughout the UK and Ireland. I hold a BA HONS in Fine and Applied Jewellery and Silversmithing from the University of Ulster and am a graduate from Bishopsland Educational Trust.

Specialist Techniques:

ChasingEngravingForgingRaising

Awards:

2015 Creative Arts Scotland Bursary for Scotland to Mexico 2015 Arts Trust Bursary for Solo Exhibition at the Roger Billcliffe Gallery 2014 GCAD Awards Silver in the Junior Chaser Category 2014 GCAD Awards Commendation in the Junior Chaser Category 2014 Bursary for Graduate Stand at Goldsmiths' Fair 2010First Trust Graduate Award

Education:

2011 Postgraduate training course from Bishopsland Educational Trust 2010 BA Hons in Jewellery and Silversmithing from the University of Ulster, Belfast. 2007 Diploma in Foundation Studies at the NWIFHE (North West Institute of Further and Higher Education) in Derry.

Publications:

The Scotsman (2014) Art Mag (Scotland), Dec/Jan 2012/2013The Goldsmith, Jan/Feb 2011 The Belfast Telegraph, 16th June 2010 The Innis Times, 15th June 2010 Derry Journal, 11th June 2010


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    Engraved Trinket Box

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    Salt Shaker (1)

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    Salt and Pepper Shakers

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    Tealight Holders

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    Salmon of Knowledge Martini Glass

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    Children of Lir Napkin Rings

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    Rising from Loch Ness Dip Bowl

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    Dragon's Tale Hip Flask

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    Business Card Holder

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