Silversmithing by Diana Greenwood
Vessels, cutlery and tableware in silver.
Many moons ago, I trained as a silversmith at the prestigious Royal College of Art, but these days I am much more inclined to make jewellery.
Occasionally, I make small vessels and spoons and also teach how to make them at Morley College in London and also in small groups in my studio.
My silversmithing has inspired a vast amount of my current jewellery collections, my passion for the garden and all things botanical can be seen in all my pieces from the tiniest earring, to the largest silver vessel I created for COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery in 2013.
‘HOG’S BACK’ SILVER VESSEL 2013
Based on a paper-cutting I made of a place I glimpse every day on the way to my studio.
This piece was made specially for the Bishopsland Educational Trust 20 Year Exhibition at COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery, London May 2013.
The exhibition was selected by eminent curator Mary LaTrobe Bateman OBE, presenting fresh responses by Senior Fellows (those commissioned by the P&O Makower Trust) to original commissions.
‘HOT-AND-COLD’ SILVER BATH OIL CONTAINERS
Commissioned by the P&O Makower Trust for the Crafts Council Collection in 1995.
‘MILLENNIUM CANTEEN’ DESSERT CUTLERY
This cutlery was part of the ‘Millennium Canteen’ commission from Sheffield City Council to the ABDS (Association of Designer Silversmiths) 2000
Silver spoons, with constructed handles and peened bowls
SILVER DISH WITH LEAVES
The leaves with their pierced veins informed and inspired much of the jewellery I make at present.
SILVER CONDIMENT VESSELS
Silver vessels with colourful rubber stoppers
These pieces were designed and made in 1996 for a Crafts Council touring exhibition called ‘Living Silver’