Siân Matthews

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Colchester

Biography:

English silversmith Siân Matthews references both past and present aesthetics in her award-winning silverware. Designs focus on the literal combination of 'form and decoration', fusing traditional decorative patterns with contemporary minimal forms. From research into traditional prints Siân creates patterns that become integral to the work in both a two and three-dimensional presence.

Siân designs and makes a wide range of silver tableware including bowls, candlesticks, cutlery, beakers and vases.

As well as constantly developing new designs Siân welcomes personal commissions.

Specialist Techniques:

Etching
Spinning
Forging
Piercing
Pressing

Awards:

2008
Thomas Lyte Modern Heritage Award - Runner Up

2006
Goldsmiths' Fair Bursary

2005
Homes and Property - Best Domestic Product Award: Shortlisted
DKNY New Designer Award
Theo Fennell Award for Best Silver
Armourers and Braziers Company Prize
South Square Trust Bursary

Education:

2005
MA, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery: Royal College of Art

2003
BA Hons, Designed Metalwork and Jewellery, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University

Public Collections:

Royal College of Art - Student Archive

Publications:

BBC Homes and Antiques
Grand Designs Magazine
Wallpaper
Elle Decoration
Crafts


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    Group of Doilys

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    Large and Small Beakers (1)

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    Large Bowl (1)

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    Pair of Cream Jugs

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    Group of Bowls

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    Group of Double Skinned Bowls

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    Double Skinned Bowl

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    Ice cream Spoon

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    Salt and Pepper Pots

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    Vase

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    Large Bowl

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    Large and Small Beakers

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