Roger Millar

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

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Glasgow

Biography:

Silver should give the owner pleasure, and my work is mainly concerned with the design and making of functional pieces which should encourage frequent, if not daily, use. Its colour is delightful - that subtle, slightly creamy white – and beautiful when polished or when finished to a soft unreflective surface. I introduce other materials, with other working properties, not only for practical purposes, but for colour and textural contrast. My designs use these properties of surface and reflection,shade and shadow, allowing the forms to show or conceal their edges with varying surface finishes. I also enjoy playing construction games of balance and connections, of weight and apparent lightness.

Specialist Techniques:

Casting Chasing and Repoussé Pressing Raising Small-Working Spinning Turning

Awards:

Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths (1984)
Honorary Professorship of the University of Glasgow at Glasgow School of Art (1999)

Education:

Royal College of Art 1963-66 DesRCA from the Royal College 1967 Diploma in Art and Design GSA - Silversmithing and Jewellery. 1963-66 Royal College of Art Certificate DesRCA - Silversmithing and Jewellery.

Public Collections:

Her Majesty The Queen The Scottish Executive The National Trust The Archbishops of St.Davids, Monmouth and Brechin The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow The Scottish radiological Society The Trades House of Glasgow The Incorporation of Nine Trades of Dundee Bute House, Edinburgh Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde Universities

Publications:

'Serving for Delight' GSA1994 (co-author with Rosemary Watt) 'Silver from Scotland' - Scottish Gallery '100% Proof' - 2002 & 2005 'Micromegas' - BKV Munich 2003


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    Commemorative Quaich

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    Candleholders

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    Pepper and salt grinders

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    Chocolate Set

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    Mantle Clock

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    Whisky Set

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    Teapot

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    'Beam' candleholder

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    Centrepiece Rosebowl

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    Punchbowl and Ladle

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    Glasgow Caledonian University MACE

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