Martyn Pugh FSDC

Silversmithing & Goldsmithing

About Martyn
Simple lines, graceful curves and strong, confident forms comprise Martyn Pugh’s designs. Underpinning them are control, attention to detail and mastery over material. His inspiration is “rooted in the purity of natural form, combined with the man-made geometry of engineering and architecture.” Whether silversmithing or jewellery, he makes to exacting standards and requirements.
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Martyn specialises in commissioned silverware and jewellery, and enjoys distilling his client’s ideas into precise hand-drawn sketches. His work can be found in the Silver Trust at 10 Downing Street, the Goldsmiths’ Company collections and many other prestigious institutions.

Whilst working in Gold, Silver Platinum, Diamonds, Pearls and coloured stones, Martyn has recently pioneered the use of Palladium and micro-alloyed Gold for tableware. Whatever the project or material, Martyn’s experience, skills and innate inquisitiveness combine to produce dynamic and flamboyant designs.

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  • 10 Downing Street - Silver Trust Collection
  • Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths - The Contemporary Plate Collection
  • Birmingham Assay Office
  • George Pragnell Group – Silver for the new Millennium Collection
  • Sheffield City Council – Millennium Canteen
  • Private Collection - ‘Flow’ Dinner Service
  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Selected Publications:

  • Designer British Silver: From Studios Established 1930-1985 (John Andrew) 2014
  • Silversmithing: A Contemporary Guide to Making (Brian Hill) 2014
  • Silversmithing – A Manual of Design and Techniques by Keith Smith 2000
Selected Prizes and Awards:
  • Goldsmiths’ Crafts Council Design Awards - Commended
  • BDI Awards – Best Design in Metal 2005
  • UK Jewellery Awards – Best Design in Precious Metal
  • International Marketing Award – G L Management
  • The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ Tableware Award

Selected Professional Organisation & Committee Memberships:

  • Fellow of Birmingham City University
  • Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen
  • Fellow of the RSA
  • Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
  • Warden of Birmingham Assay Office
  • Founder member of Contemporary British Silversmiths
  • Past Chairman of the British Jewellers Association
  • Past Chairman of Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen
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