Chris Philipson

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Studied Silversmithing and Jewellery at Birmingham College of Art and the Royal College. I run a Design Workshop near Knaresborough, with a part time commitment at Harrogate College, teaching Jewellery and Silversmithing. Design work includes a wide range of metalsmithing commissions including Jewellery, Ecclesiastical pieces, Historic restoration work and Architectural items specialising in weather vanes. Recent work concentrates on Gold and Silver Gilt jewellery based on a long interest and understanding of traditional techniques used from the early Bronze age. Looking at surface texture and pattern formed within wrought shapes. Drawing ideas from careful observation and study of landscape and natural form. Most recently work has been concerned with a more architectural enquiry into utility war time buildings of concrete and brick set into coastal horizons ( sea defences). Giving inspiration for an end product of uniquely styled pieces of jewellery. Also a keen printmaker using drypoint techniques, with a topographical interest capturing the atmosphere of the Northern landscape.

Specialist Techniques:

Hand forging Hand raising Piercing and etching wrought surfaces

Education:

NDD Silversmithing ARCA Royal College of Art


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    Bracelet (1)

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    Serving Spoons

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    Wyvern Weather Vane

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    Chalice and Paten

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    Wine Cups

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    Saddle Tea Pot

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    Candlestick

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    Processional Cross, Grimsby

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    Millennium Alms Dish

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    Ladles

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    Caddy spoons

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    Cufflinks from the 'Sea Defence' range

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    Ginko Leaf Earrings

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    Bracelet

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    Ring (1)

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    Ring

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    Brooch from the 'Sea Defence' range

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    Rings

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