Kathryn Hinton

Kathryn Hinton

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Kathryn Hinton’s current work focuses on merging traditional silversmithing techniques with digital technology. While studying at the Royal College of Art she explored the possibilities of new technology such as rapid prototyping and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling. This led to a 2 year MPhil research project entitled ‘The Craft of Digital Tooling’. In this time Kathryn developed a user interface that works alongside computer aided design software to mimic the physical actions of silversmithing, in particular the hammering process used in forming sheet metal. The digital objects are realised through processes such as rapid prototyping, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling, casting and press forming.

Specialist Techniques:

Casting Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Milling Press forming Rapid prototyping

Awards:

2012 Gold Award, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards. Creative Scotland, Professional Development Award 2008 Award for silverware, The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Braziers. Award:  Best in silver, Theo Fennell Award. 2005 Commendation Award, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards.

Education:

2011-2012Art in Residence, Edinburgh College of Art 2008- 2010MPhil by Project ‘The Craft of Digital Tooling’, Royal College of Art 2006- 2008MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery, Royal College of Art 2003- 2004Bishopsland Educational Trust, post-graduate training workshop 2000-2003First Class BA(Hons) Goldsmithing, Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, Kent Institute of Art and Design

Public Collections:

Craft Council Handling collectionAberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society

Publications:

2012Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin, Schiffer Publishing Ltd 2011Homes and Gardens, October issue 2009Wallpaper,January issue 2008Telegraph Magazine


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    'Icicle' Christmas Decoration

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    Faceted caddy spoon

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    Faceted Vase

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    Faceted oval dish

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    Small Silver Cast Bowl 2

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    Small Silver Cast Bowl 1

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