Louise Walker

Louise Walker

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Berkshire

Biography:

Louise's fixation with fine food, social dining & great design is the prime inspiration for her elegantly functional silver tableware.

Her designs aim to challenge our behaviour and interaction with the everyday object. Therefore, resulting in a fresh and enjoyable relationship with the item, and the function that it is designed to deliver.

Louise employs the difficult and secretive technical ability of soldering the opposing metals of silver and stainless steel together. She is taking the traditional technique of silver soldering to a new level, developing the skill to explore new applications. Her minimal, simplistic designs are beautifully executed. She strives to create meticulously crafted silverware that portrays the purity and beauty of the metal.    

`The meaning of things lies not in things themselves, but in our attitudes to them.' Antoine de Saint, Exupery

Specialist Techniques:

Fabrication
Forging
Unique soldering technique of silver & stainless steel

Awards:

2011
London Assay Office Special Award, Gold Award, Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards
3D Innovative Technology Design Award, Gold Award, Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards
3D Silversmith Design Award, Silver Award, Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards

2010
British Silver Week Manufacturing Award

Education:

2009/10
Bishopsland Postgraduate Fellow

2006/09
BA (hons) Designed Metalwork & Jewellery Degree

2005/06
Art & Design Foundation National Diploma

Publications:

Craft & Design Magazine, May/June 2012
Craft & Design Magazine, May/June 2011
The Goldsmith, March 2011
The Goldsmith, June 2010


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    Wave Cutlery Set

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    Slimline Letter Opener

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    Slimline Cake Knife

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    Planet Condiment Spoons

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    Planet Rocking Bowl

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    Curve Pickle Forks

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    Curve Evolve Cake Forks

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    Slimline Cheese Knives (1)

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    Slimline Cheese Knives

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    Oval Serving Spoons

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