EMMA McCALLUM

A recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, Emma takes inspirations from pattern gathered from her research.  She will continue to develop her work further during a one year residency at Edinburgh College of Art beginning September 2010 until August 2011

Artist's Statement

My collection of silverware explores form and pattern with both traditional metal hand raising techniques and spinning.  Hollow silver forms are hand decorated using a small steel chasing tool.  Chasing allows me to work the annealed metal surface, carefully hammering along the objects exterior leaving behind the struck marks that gradually when repeated make up the desired pattern.  The natural distortion of the metal and form that occurs during this process is intriguing and is paramount in my design development; each piece from the collection is connected by this process.
The inspirations for my chased patterns derive from photography which is fundamental in my design development. Printmaking and drawing allow me to 
translate and refine sections of my photography into the quality of line captured within my silversmithing.

Further Images

'Forest series' Beakers

'Forest series' Beakers

Britannia Silver Spun form, hand chased detailing 60mm x 100mm

'Forest series' bowl

'Forest series' bowl

Sterling Silver Hand raised, hand chased detailing 80mm x 60mm

'Against the grain' large bowl

'Against the grain' large bowl

Large bowl Britannia Silver Hand raised, hand chased 200mm x 65mm


'Against the grain series' Condiment dishes and spoons

'Against the grain series' Condiment dishes and spoons

Condiment dishes Sterling Silver Hand raised, hand chased 100mm x 25mm (each)

'Against the grain' Condiment dishes

'Against the grain' Condiment dishes

Condiment dishes Sterling Silver Hand raised, hand chased 100mm x 25mm (each)

'Against the grain' Condiment spoons

'Against the grain' Condiment spoons

Condiment spoons Sterling Silver Hand Forged 110mm x 15mm x 2.8mm


'Scatter' bowl

'Scatter' bowl

Scatter bowl Sterling Silver Hand Raised, hand chased 115mm x 75mm

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