Sian Daniel MSDC

Metal Work

About Sian
Sian learnt to become a Silversmith in Hatton garden, London. She was taught traditional trade techniques, with traditional tools. She makes a range of tableware combining silver and bronze. One of her large table bowls was given a recommendation and displayed in Goldsmith Hall cabinet during the Goldsmith Competition in 2013. Sian has also worked in a variety of mediums other than metals including textiles, paper mache and painting in oils. Her aim is to try and combine all these skills into semi functional pieces.
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Sian has lived most of her life in Kenya. When she arrived in Kenya she started a company designing and printing fashion items which were sold all over the world. She then went on to work with nomadic tribes in Northern Kenya, designing and teaching them how to make craft items for export and also managing the retail outlets for a large East African Hotel chain.

Now, having lived in Pembrokeshire in west Wales for the last few years, she is blending her African experience of colour shape and form with the colours and shapes of the northern hemisphere to create interesting objects. She experiments with combining her skills of oil painting, paper mache and metal work to create fun quirky objects.

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September 2012 to date Student of Silversmithing in Hatton Garden with Steve Wager, a Freeman of the City of London and Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

June 2017 commissioned by Prime warden of The Fishmongers Guild to design and make a speech timer using silver and hand blown glass.

August 2016 exhibited at The Mall Gallery with SDC.

January 2013 silver Bowl was selected for a recommendation by The Goldsmith Company and exhibited in their show case.

2003-2004 Worked towards an exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya combining mixed media painting with textiles and papier mache.

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