Siân Elizabeth Evans MSDC
Marrying knowledge from a traditional apprenticeship in a forge with a love of natural history, Siân produces exquisite oxidised pieces of copperwork. Her mirrors, bowls, boxes and vases are narrated by fine metal appliqué and punctuated by set gemstones and rivets. Here contemporary elegance meets traditional values and craftsmanship. This is the unmistakable touch of a woman’s hand.
2007 (to present) Coppersmith. Sole trader producing handcrafted copperwork, including mirrors, bowls, vases and boxes; ecclesiastical commissions and sculptural work
2016 (to present) STEM Ambassador, show presenter and science explainer at The Observatory Science Centre
1991 – 1994 Apprenticed to coppersmith Sam Fanaroff BEM FSDC at Glynleigh Studios in Pevensey, East Sussex. Trained in repairs and restoration work. Designed and made mirrors, bowls, lamps, vases and sculptural objects. Exhibited and sold in galleries and craft exhibitions.
2018 (to present) PhD Student at the University of Sheffield - researching the hidden history of women metalsmiths
2005 MA by Project (Metal) London Metropolitan University
2019 Represented Great Britain in UNESCO's First International Handicrafters Festival in Kokand, Uzbekistan
2018 San Miguel Rich List
2016 & 2014 Crafts & Design Magazine Selected Awards - Finalist
2015 Crafts & Design Magazine Selected Awards - Silver
2011 Membership of the Society of Designer Craftsmen
2011 Churchill Fellow - Travelling Fellowship to France, Greece and India: “Coppersmithing – Researching Traditional Techniques, Ancient Origins and Modern Contexts”
2004 QEST Scholar Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
2015 Featured in The Sunday Telegraph “Join the Craft Revolution”
2010 Featured in Channel 4’s “Kirstie’s Homemade Home” Series Two Episode Six