Martyn Pugh

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

8 Winyates Craft Centre,Winyates, Redditch,Worcestershire

Biography:

My inspiration is rooted in the purity of natural form, taking into account the man-made geometry of engineering and architecture. I relish every type of challenge, taking the piece from the original concept through the making process to the finished solution. I enjoy the manipulation of silver, using its malleability to produce flowing form, its reflective quality to emphasize line. In commission work, I draw upon an element significant to my client. Whether it be an entire dinner service constructed around the precise curve of a tail feather of a rare pheasant, a ceremonial mace inspired by the form of an aeroplane wing or the proportions of a Byzantine dome echoed within a claret jug. My personal descriptive language is about balance. The ultimate goal being to achieve the perfect equilibrium between function and form.

Specialist Techniques:

All silver and goldsmithing techniques - both hand and machine - necessary to produce the best design solution. This includes combining metal with glass, wood and other materials.

Awards:

1999: UK Jewellery Awards, Best Design in Precious Metal 1994: Goldsmiths' Company, Tableward Award

Education:

1976: MA Silversmithing, Birmingham Polytechnic Trained under Gerald Whiles and Eric Clements

Public Collections:

The Sheffield Millennium Canteen, Sheffield The Victoria & Albert Museum, England The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, England The Silver Trust, 10 Downing Street, England

Publications:

2014: Designer British Silver: From Studios Established 1930-1985 by John Andrew and Derek Styles 2014: SIlversmithing, a Contemporary Guide to Making by Brian Hill 2006/7: Goldsmiths’ Review 2002: Celebration in Gold & Silver 2000: Treasures of the 21st Century 2000: Silversmithing – A Manual of Design and Techniques by Keith Smith


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    Heirloom Chamberstick and Snuffer

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    Flute Candlesticks

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    Curve Candlesticks

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    Apollo Storm Lantern

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    Luna Bowl

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    Dome Glasses

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    Dome Decanter

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    Orbit Teaspoon Set

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    Apollo Cutlery

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    Curve Glasses

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    Curve Claret Jug

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    ARC Whisky Tot and Beaker

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    Arc 3 Jug

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    ARC 4 Jug

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    Bound Jewellery

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    Interlocking Emerald Ring Set (1)

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    Interlocking Emerald Ring Set

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    Night Pearl and Sapphire Palladium Pendant

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    Curve Soliatire Diamond Ring

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    Eros Solitaire Diamond Ring

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    Juno Studs

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    Juno Drops

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    Palladium and Pearls [detail]

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    Palladium and Pearls

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    Juno Ring

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