Brian Williamson FSDC
Silversmithing & Goldsmithing
Brian developed his desire for design and silversmithing from his school days under the tutorship of his art master James McKendry, his passion has lead onto a lifetime of design and making. He designs and makes silverware that is contemporary and functional , and likes to keep an open mind conceptually. He works mainly to commission and views the client / maker relationship as paramount. As he says " it is rare a client doesn't know what he/she likes, they may know you are good at what you do, but that doesn't necessarily mean they will be pleased with the outcome". To maximise a positive outcome Brian works with the client on the concept, and only then can he begin the design process. This involves sketches and models to help visualise the piece, leading onto the creation of a unique piece of silverware that both client and maker can take pride in.
City & Guilds advanced silversmithing 1968 @ Belfast College of Art
B.A. 3D Design 1974 @ Central School of Art and Design, London
Exhibitions and galleries in the UK and Europe including the V&A, Christie's and The Goldsmiths Fair.
MSDC Member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen