Charlotte Tollyfield

Charlotte Tollyfield Designer Silversmith

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Studio 24 Persistence Works 21 Brown Street Sheffield S1 2BS

Biography:

The purity of geometric shapes and forms conveys a sense of strength and beauty to me, and it is through experimentation with these forms, using sketch models and drawings, that I gain the inspiration for my final pieces. This process allows me to consider both the aesthetic and functional qualities of a form allowing freedom of creativity and leaving preconceptions of what an object should look like behind. My current work is designed for the interactive environment of the dining table where the silver is not just on display, but there to be actively used. The work is designed to have both a visual and tactile appeal, causing the viewer to look with their hands as well as their eyes. All the pieces are designed to be functional and to me an object is not complete until it has fulfilled the role for which it is intended.

Specialist Techniques:

Press-forming Raising Spinning Fabrication

Awards:

2017 - Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Council Silver Award in 2D Design: Silversmtihs 2016 - Salisbury Contemporary Craft & Heritage Festival 'Best Established Maker' Award 2011 - The Goldsmiths' Company 'Best New Merchandise Award' at Goldsmiths' Fair The Goldsmiths’ Company Graduate Bursary Award British Silver Week Cookson Precious Metal Sponsorship 2010 - Museums Sheffield Metalwork Design Award Shortlisted Finalist British Silver Week Cookson Precious Metal Sponsorship 2009 - British Silver Week Cookson Precious Metal Sponsorship 2008 - Bishopsland Gold Bursary, Runner up The Goldsmiths’ Company Silver Grant Award 2007 - The Goldsmiths’ Company Silver Grant Award

Education:

2008 - 2010 Yorkshire Artspace Society Starter Studio Programme for Emerging Designer Silversmiths. 2007 - 2008 Bishopsland Education Trust Postgraduate Training Course for Silversmiths and Jewellers. 2004 - 2007 Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College BA(Hons) Designed Metalwork and Jewellery.


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    Square Pill Boxes

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    Whiskey Shots

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    Square Condiment Bowls & Spoons

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    Bookmark

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    Hexagonal Candlesticks, 2014

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    Bespoked Bowl, 2014

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    Rose Bowl, 2013

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    Square Teapot, 2011

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    Tri-Bowl (view from above), 2010

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    Whiskey Tumblers

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    Strawberries and Cream Set

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    Square Sugar Bowl and Spoon

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