Darren Bowden

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

I produce all types of silverware but the main aspect of my work is simply about the enjoyment of food and dining. I use simple forms inspired by either the intended subject matter, or by everyday objects that we may use and see in our own environment. I try to achieve the fundamental link between food and people in the way that the piece is a pleasure to use, fulfils its function as an eating tool but also contributes to the visual effect of the table as a whole. The emphasis of my work lies in the differing weight, length, curve, surface finish and the small physical details contained within each individual piece.

Specialist Techniques:

Forging, press-forming, stone setting

Awards:

Goldsmiths' Hall Bursary/Sponsorship 1998 Waterstones Book Award recipient 1998 Aylesford Newsprint Renaissance Award 1st Prize 1997

Education:

MA - Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the RCA BA (Hons) - 3D Design, Silversmithing and Jewellery BTEC National Diploma - General Art & Design Initial Tutor Training Certificate for Adult Education

Exhibitions:

2002 'Celebration in Gold and Silver', Goldsmiths' Hall The Gilbert Collection, Somerset House 2001 'Spoons Big and Small', Lesley Craze Gallery 'Contemporary Tableware', Villa De Bondt, Belgium Norfolk Open Studios, St.Giles on the Hill, Norwich 1999 'Cutlery Art, Ancient and Modern', Goldsmiths' Hall 'Festival of British Art & Design', Stilwerk Design Centre, Hamburg 1998 Marzee Graduates' Show, Gallery Marzee, Holland DTI Tableware Exhibition, Hotel Intercontinental, Vienna 'Renaissance', Oxo Tower Wharf, London 1997 'Living with Silver', Asprey, London Awards


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