Shannon O'Neill

Shannon O'Neill

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

The Stable Courtyard Burghley House Stamford PE93JY UK

Biography:

I spent my entire childhood living close to the sea and training to be a dancer, so perhaps that's the motion and energy that still prevails in my work. Drawing my inspiration from the incredible natural world around me, I'm constantly striving to bring some of that beauty and simplicity into my work, whilst making it functional and a joy to use. Designs often begin as a small sketch, which I then develop in clay, allowing me to refine the form and iron out any design issues, ensure the piece balances and works perfectly. I really enjoy the process of collaborating with clients, working to capture the essence of what they want, whilst making it beautiful and working to a budget.

Specialist Techniques:

General Fabrication, including seaming, raising and chasing.

Awards:

The Young Designer Silversmith Award 1995

Education:

Manchester Metropolitan University 3D Design, BA Hons 1st Class 6 weeks at Nayler Brothers workshop (under Tony Bedford) 2 weeks Michael Lloyd workshop, exploring chasing Currently working in the workshop of Barry Witmond

Public Collections:

Manchester City Art Galleries The V&A

Exhibitions:

Seymour Rabinovitch Collection Presentation - V&A Treasures of Today Exhibitions - Touring 'Studio Silver Today' -solo exhibition Dunham Massey 2010 The Young Designer Silversmith Award Exhibition - Goldsmiths' Hall 2014 Shannon's work has been exhibited in Cork Street London and various Museums around the country, predominantly as part of The Goldsmiths' Exhibitions

Publications:

Homes and Gardens 1998 - featured in an article 'Silver' by Philippa Glanville 'Contemporary Silver' by Seymour Rabinovitch, Helen Clifford, B Seymour Rabinovitch


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    Chutney Spoons

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    Serviette Rings

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    Lyndall Urwick Memorial Cup

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    Fruit Bowl

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    Water Jug (1)

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    Bachelor Teapot

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    Fin Vase

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    Millenium Condiment Set

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    Pair of Candleabra (1)

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    Fish Slice

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    Water jug

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