Charlotte Anne Duckworth

The Silver Duck

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Old Market Manor Barton Manor St Philips Bristol Avon BS2 0RL

Biography:

Charlotte Anne Duckworth makes treasurable pieces of cutlery and jewellery by bringing together silver and wood, always preserving and capturing the natural qualities of the materials used. Charlotte creates precious jewellery and magical utensils with a rugged, native feel to them. Her pieces are designed to function, with appreciation towards the natural beauty and proportion that is needed for the cutlery to be successful and her jewellery to be wearable. Charlotte finds the creative process a wonderful journey from beginning to end, completely immersing herself in the process. She gathers and forages for branches that fit her designs by jumping through hedgerows and stomping around woods. She uses this time to collect more stimulus, whether this be through drawing and photographs, or accumulating little pockets of countryside to take home with her. The cutlery is made from sterling silver for its robust qualities. Holly is a hard, durable wood, coupling beautifully with the silver. The wood is treated with a food safe oil to help protect against staining and the silver is hallmarked in accordance with the hallmarking regulations and standards. Using traditional techniques of forging and raising to create pieces, with a need of understanding the materials to get the best outcome. Each piece holds its own personality, brought to life by each new owner. Registered Member of the Goldsmiths' Company

Specialist Techniques:

Focusing on forging and raising to create her pieces. Charlotte enjoys mathematically calculating the amount of material needed to create each individual piece. Also using forming, piercing and soldering within her method of making. Riveting and fitting silver and wood together, allowing for the nature of both materials.

Awards:

2016 - Emerging Designer Maker Stand - Hatfield House 2015 - Cookson’s Precious Metal fund – 150g Silver 2015 - Best New Talent - DMY International Design Festival 2015 - New Talent Spot - DMY Internation Design Festival 2015 - Hothouse Mentoring Program Placement 2014 – Cookson’s Precious Metal fund – 150g Silver 2014 - Goldsmiths Fair Graduate Stand + Bursary 2013 – Goldsmiths YDSA – Commendation 2013 – Cookson’s Precious Metal fund – 150g Silver 2013 – Nadfas Award - £750 2012 – Goldsmiths YSDA – Commendation 2012 – Cookson’s Precious Metal Fund – 75g Silver 2012 - Goldsmiths Silver Bullion Grant - £400

Education:

2015 - Hothouse Mentoring Program 2014 - Goldsmiths Fair Mentoring 2012 - 2013 - Bishopsland Educational Trust - Reading 2009 - 2012 - Buckinghamshire New University - BA (Hons) Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery 2:1

Public Collections:

Sept 2016 – Unit Twelve– Spoon exhibition – Stafford November 2015 – Handmade at Kew Gardens - London September 2015 – Four Corners of Craft – London Design Festival – Tent - London March 2015 – Burton Gallery – Devon

Exhibitions:

September – December 2016 – Spoon Exhibition – Unit Twelve - Staffordshire June 2016 – Festival of Silver: Craft in Focus – Henley May 2016 – Living Craft – Hatfield House – Herts May 2016 – Festival of Silver: Inspired – Goldsmiths Centre - London April - June 2016 - Hammerclub Exhibition - Legnica - Poland April 2016 – Festival of Silver: Craft in Focus – RHS Wisley Gardens March 2016 - Crafts Council Directory - Design Days Dubai February 2016 – Festival of Silver: Desire – Chelsea Old Town Hall - London November 2015 – Christmas at Bishopsland Educational Trust – nr Reading November 2015 – Christmas a Kigbeare – Okehampton November 2015 – Handmade at Kew Gardens - London November 2015 – NMWA - London November 2015 – Desire – Richmond - London September 2015 – Goldsmiths Fair - London September 2015 – Four Corners of Craft – London Design Festival – Tent - London September 2015 – Kigbeare Open Gallery - Devon June 2015 – DMY International Design Festival - Berlin June 2015 – Bovey Tracey Contemporary Craft Fair May 2015 – Inspired – Goldsmiths Centre – London May 2015 – Collect – Saatchi Gallery – London April 2015 – Desire – RHS Wisley March 2015 – House of Jewellers – Chelsea - London March 2015 – Burton Gallery – Devon November 2014 – Christmas at Bishopsland Educational Trust – nr Reading September 2014 – Goldsmiths Fair – Goldsmiths Hall – London July 2014 – Art in Action – Waterperry – Oxford July 2014 – Henley Fest – Henley May 2014 –Collect – Saatchi Gallery – London May 2014 – Craft in Focus – RHS Gardens – Wisley April 2014 –Inspired – Goldsmiths Centre – London February 2014 – Drapers Hall - London November 2013 – Christmas at Bishopsland Educational Trust – Nr Reading November 2013 – Desire – Winchester October 2013 – Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair – Manchester August 2013 – Retrospective at Bishopsland Educational Trust – Nr Reading July 2013 – Festival of Silver – Goldsmiths Centre – London July 2013 – Art in Action – Oxford June 2013 – Craft in Focus – Henley May 2013 – Craft in Focus – RHS Gardens Wisley April 2013 – The Saville Club – London April 2013 – Festival of Silver – Goldsmiths Centre – London March 2013 – Festival of Silver – Brussels March 2013 – Desire – Kensington – London November 2012 – Christmas at Bishopsland Educational Trust - Nr reading October 2012 – Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair - Manchester September 2012 – London Design Festival w/ Mint Interiors – London July 2012 – New Designers – Part One - London June 2012 – ‘Elements’ Graduate Show - High Wycombe June 2011 – Pewter Live - London

Publications:

Hammerclub Catalogue - Alongside Exhibition in Legnica, Poland Country Living - Modern Rustic Bookazine - Issue 5 NMWA - Valentines Newsletter - Susan Zimny and Monique Bahadur The Evening Standard - Silver Bells - Corinne Julius House of Coco - Behind the Brand of The Silver Duck (Article) - Online Publication UKHandmade - Wedding Showcase - Online Publication Devon Home - Inspiring Ideas for Your Living Space House of Coco - Behind the Brand of The Silver Duck (Interview) - Online Publication The Evening Standard - Home + Property - Corinne Julius UKHandmade - Winter Showcase - Online Publication


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