Kirsty Eaglesfield

Kirsty Eaglesfield

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

After successfully completing her 1st class honours degree at Edinburgh College of Art in 2008, Kirsty then went on to work in Schoonhoven, Holland on the Silver in Motion Program for a year. She worked as an Artist in Residence at Edinburgh College of Art until August 2010 and now works from her own workshop in West Lothian. Recent exhibitions include; Contemporary Silver: A Selling Exhibition, at Christie’s, London, Subversive Design at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and Growing Talent at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London. Awards include a Craft Maker Funding Award from the City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with the Scottish Arts Council and the Inches & Carr Award for Jewellery & Silversmithing at the Visual Arts Scotland Open Exhibition 2012.

Specialist Techniques:

Enamelling, Etching, Folding, Forging, Hammer-texturing, Press-forming, Raising, Riveting, Scoring, Soldering, Stone-setting

Awards:

2012 BKV-Prize 2012 For Young Applied Arts, Finalist, The Bavarian Crafts Council, Germany The Inches & Carr Award for Jewellery & Silversmithing, Visual Arts Scotland Open Exhibition 2012   2011 Cooksons Precious Metals Sponsorship Award, British Silver Week   2010 Silver Award, Craft & Design Selected Awards Craft Maker Award, City of Edinburgh Council & Scottish Arts Council   2009 Goldsmiths’ Fair Free Stand & Graduate Bursary   2008 College Silversmithing Grant 2nd place Young Designer Silversmith Award

Education:

2008-2009: Silver in Motion: Program of Excellence, Schoonhoven, The Netherlands 2004-2008: BA(Hons) 1st Class in Jewellery and Silversmithing, Edinburgh College of Art

Exhibitions:

25th Nov 13 – 11th Jan 14 Dazzle, Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester 12th Oct 13 – 9th Mar 14 Subversive Design, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton 25th Jul – 30th Aug 13 Contemporary Silver: A Selling Exhibition, Christie’s, London 11th Mar - 13th Apr 13 Growing Talent, Goldsmiths' Hall, London 6th-12th Mar 13 Handwerk & Design, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Messe München, Munich, Germany 24th Nov 12 - 9th Mar 13 FourFront, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, Manchester 2nd-7th Oct 12 Goldsmiths’ Fair 2012 - Week 2, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London 7th-29th Sep 12 BKV Prize 2012 for Young Applied Arts, Galerie für Angewandte Kunst, Munich, Germany 10th Aug - 29th Oct 12 Utensil, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland 26th-28th May 12 Zilverdag, Schoonhoven, The Netherlands 4th Feb - 1st Mar 12 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Open Exhibition 2012, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 5th Nov 11 - 14th Jan 12 Up Front and In The Spotlight, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, City Art Gallery, Leeds 28th-30th Oct 11 Homes & Interiors Scotland 2011, SECC, Glasgow 21st Oct - 7th Jan 12 Winter Wonderland, Saltbox Gallery, York 21st Aug - 28th Sep 11 Davy Brown Recent Works – Featuring Silversmithing by Kirsty Eaglesfield, The Laurel Gallery, Edinburgh 12th May 11 Rising Stars of British Silver Week, Pangolin Gallery, London 5th-9th May 11 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, in association with craftscotland 15th Apr - 17th Jul 11 craft&design Selected Award Winners Exhibition, Ferrers Gallery, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire 6th Nov - 8th Jan 11 Dazzle, The National Theatre, London 27th Nov - 24th Dec 10 Winter Design Collection, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 18th-26th Sep 10 Contemporary Silver at the V&A, The London Design Festival at the V&A, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London 29th May 10 Tooveys Contemporary Art Auction, Toovey's Antique and Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, West Sussex 7th May - 29th Aug 10 Objects of Light, Kunstindustrimuseet (The Danish Museum of Art & Design), Copenhagen 21st-30th Nov 09 PAN Amsterdam, Amsterdam 27th Jun - 9th Aug 09 Exploration, Zilvergalerie de Watertoren, Schoonhoven, The Netherlands 9th-17th Jan 09 Designer Crafts 2009, The Mall Galleries, London 14th Aug - 11th Sep 08 Second Wave, Bute Space Gallery, Cardiff 3rd-6th Jul 08 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London 14th-24th Jun 08 Degree Show 2008, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Publications:

November 2011: ‘Lustre for Life’, How to Spend It, Financial Times, 26th Nov, p53-54 December 2010: ‘Silver Service’, Country Life, no.15/22, p94-95 December 2010: ‘John Bly’s Antiques Guide’, Jerseylife, issue 62, p58-59 Nov/Dec 2010: ‘craft&design Selected Silver Award 2010: Jewellery & Precious Metal’, craft&design Magazine, issue 212, p31 September 2009: 'A Glittering Future', ES Magazine Insert, Evening Standard September 2009: 'Where Silversmiths Are In Their Element', Homes & Property, Evening Standard, 23rd September, p10 Autumn/Winter 2008: 'First Minister Opens Evolution House', Decades Magazine, issue 9, p3 September 2008: 'New', The Goldsmith Magazine, p81


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    'Icicle' Christmas Decoration

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    Weathered Salt Bowl with Slate Base

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    Weathered Napkin Ring

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    Weathered Beaker

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    'Stapled' Bowl

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    Sand Box

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    Forged Wave Spoon 2

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    Flotsam Tea Caddy Scoop

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    Flotsam Sugar Spoon

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    'Eroded' Box

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    Adrift Salt and Pepper Set

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