Brett Payne

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield

Biography:

Brett Payne is a leading Contemporary British Silversmith with over twenty five years experience. He is a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’, a past Chairman of the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council and a Director of British Silver Week.

He designs functional objects made from beautiful materials – individual, hand-made pieces that will spend longer on the dining tables and mantelpieces of the modern home than in display cases. Simplicity is key, enabling an uncomplicated way of making that produces contemporary classics.

Specialist Techniques:

Hand hot-forging, spinning and fabrication.

Awards:

2001
Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldstar Award

1999
Goldsmiths' Craft Council, Commended Award

1998
Goldsmiths' Craft Council, Designer Finished Pieces, 2nd Prize
UK Jewellery Awards, Designer of the Year, Shortlisted
Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldstar Award

1997
The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, Acclaim Award for technical innovation

1996
Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldstar Award

1995
UK Jewellery Awards, Designer of the Year
UK Jewellery Awards, Best Designer in Silver, Shortlisted

1994, 1993, 1992, 1991
Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldstar Award

1988
Goldsmiths' Craft Council, Commended Award
Yorkshire Arts Association, Financial Award

1987
Platinum Corporation Platinum Award, Finalist

1984
Goldsmiths' Craft Council, Special Council Award

1983
Yorkshire Arts Association, Financial Award

Education:

1977 Foundation Course, Canterbury College of Art 1978-81 BA (Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery, Sheffield Hallam University 1982 UWIST - PGATC

Public Collections:

2000 Millennium Punch Bowl, Sheffield Assay Office/Victoria & Albert Museum 1999 Silver Plate, Lord Mayor of Sheffield 1998 Jewellery for Glyndebourne Opera Festival 1997 Presentation piece for Chogm, 10 Downing Street Railing for Sheffield City Council 1995 Sculptural feature for Sheffield city centre 1994 The Carroll Foundation award trophy 1998 Silver jewellery for Mappin & Webb 1987 Silver tableware for Roberts & Belk 1986 ##Platinum# bracelet, The ##Platinum# Corporation The Leonardo Prize


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    Honey Dish

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    Selection of Spoons

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    Cobra Sauce Boat

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    Saucepan

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    Sauce Boat with Ladle

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    Sauce Boat and Gravy Boat with Ladle

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    8-branch Crown Candelabrum

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    Leaf Candlestick

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    Set of 4 Manhattan Candlesticks

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    XY Candlesticks

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    Light Ball

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