Steven Ottewill

Ottewill Silversmiths and Jewellers Ltd

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Evegate Station Road Smeeth Ashford Kent TN25 6SX

Biography:

Steven Ottewill is a Designer Silversmith who started his own business in 1993. It is based in Ashford, Kent. Trained at KIAD Rochester, Steve's passion is hand raising Silverware, hammering silver sheet into beautiful sculptured objects. After spending 4 years in the trade working for other companies, Steve now runs a workshop of very experienced Silversmiths, Goldsmiths, Jewellers, Designers and Polisher and the company now works extensively within the Silversmithing and Goldsmithing Trade. The forward thinking ethos of the company is to integrate modern CAD and 3D RP techniques with the age old skills of Silversmithing. During the last 30 years, Steve has designed and manufactured a succession of prestigious pieces that sit in Cathedrals and Universities, including a Chalice for Canterbury and Ewer for Southwark Cathedrals and Maces for Cumbria and Glasgow Caledonian universities. Sporting Trophies have included the design and manufacture of the nPower Championship and League 1 and 2 Football Trophies and the design and manufacture of the new Grand Challenge Cup base for Henley Royal Regatta. Corporate pieces have included Champagne Coolers for Dom Ruinart in the LVHM group and close work with the designers BarberOsgerby on developing the prototypes for the 2012 Olympic Torches. Steve designed and manufactured the Goldsmiths' Company Prime Warden's Gift in 2012 for Richard Agutter. He became a Freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company and City of London in 2000. He became a Liveryman of the Company in October 2015.

Specialist Techniques:

Hand Raising Chasing Designing Making large pieces from shaped and formed silver sheet often incorporating wood, enamel and glass.

Awards:

Goldsmiths' Craft Council Awards: 12 awards including 6 Gold Awards for Design and Manufacturing.

Education:

1985-1989 KIAD. OND in Silversmithing HND in Silversmithing

Public Collections:

Working with the New Designers on pieces exhibited in the V&A Museum and Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow.

Exhibitions:

1998-2000 - The Silver Show - Leighton House, London 2000-2013 - Christian Resources Exhibition - Sandown, Esher 2001 - Inhorgenta - Munich, Germany 2002 - The Hill House - Glasgow 2002 - Celebrations in Gold and Silver - Goldsmiths' Hall 2002-2006 - CLA Game Fair - Hampshire 2004 - Treasures of Today - Harley Gallery for the Goldsmiths' Company

Publications:

House and Gardens Vogue Homes and Interiors Financial Times Weekend


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    The Bubble Range (1)

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    The Bubble Range

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    nPower Championship League Trophy

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    Sterling Silver Mace for Cumbria University

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    Grand Challenge Cup Base, Henley Royal Regatta

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    Silver Champagne Cooler

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    Sterling Silver Interlocking Candleholder

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