David Poston

Born: 1948
Place of Birth: Moscow

David Poston is a highly unusual artist and is currently subject to a touring retrospective of his work Necklace for an Elephant and Other Stories: The Working Lives of David Poston. 

Born to British parents in Moscow, Russia in 1948 he was educated in the United Kingdom and graduated from the jewellery design course at Hornsey College of Art. David worked as an artist-jeweller using mainly non-precious metals and other materials from 1970 until 1984, and then again from 2000 until the present day. In between, he has worked to assist in the development of sustainable livelihoods in twelve different African countries. He has contributed inventions through medical technology research, introduced a three-dimensional haptic interface to potential developers in the UK, was involved internationally in several high-tech start-up companies and spent three years as leader of the Jewellery and Silversmithing programme at Loughborough University. David currently works from his studio in Suffolk.

Public Collections include:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; National Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; Shipley Art Gallery & Museum, Tyne & Wear