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

  • “Arthur’s” Bracelet
    David Poston

    “Arthur’s” Bracelet

    2013
    Painted mild steel from a Glen Morangie whisky tin
    H:10cm W:9cm D:8cm
    £2,470
  • Stainless Steel Necklace
    David Poston

    Stainless Steel Necklace

    2010
    Stainless steel
    £440
  • Twisted Bangle
    David Poston

    Twisted Bangle

    2013
    Titanium
    £680
  • Ring
    David Poston

    Ring

    2009
    hot-forged flat titanium band ring, laser texture, abraded blue oxidation
    W:0.23cm
    £480
  • Silver Bead Necklace
    David Poston

    Silver Bead Necklace

    1973
    Fused silver beads
    L:38.5cm
    £1,120
  • Forged Stainless Steel Neckpiece
    David Poston

    Forged Stainless Steel Neckpiece

    2016
    Stainless steel and stainless steel wire
    D:18.7cm
    Sold
  • A Selection of Forged Titanium Rings
    David Poston

    A Selection of Forged Titanium Rings

    2004 - 2008
    Forged titanium and 24ct gold
    £480 each
  • Trefoil Chain Necklace
    David Poston

    Trefoil Chain Necklace

    2016
    L:6.6cm
    £780
  • Stainless Steel Bangle
    David Poston

    Stainless Steel Bangle

    1979
    Stainless steel and stainless steel cable
    £578
    Inside diameter 6.2cm
  • Beads and Rectangles Bangle
    David Poston

    Beads and Rectangles Bangle

    2011
    Stainless steel wire with fine black glass beads
    £3,400
    Inner dimensions 8 x 7.8cms
  • Bangle with Glass Beads
    David Poston

    Bangle with Glass Beads

    2010
    Stainless steel wire, fine black, olive green and brownpurple beads
    £1,560
    Inner dimensions 6.6 x 7cms
  • Titanium Bangle
    David Poston

    Titanium Bangle

    2009
    Hot forged titanium with a dark patina finish
    H:4cm W:7cm D:6.5cm
    £520
  • Bangle
    David Poston

    Bangle

    1982
    Stainless steel
    £1,960
    Inner dimensions 6.3 x 4.6cms
  • Necklace
    David Poston

    Necklace

    2013
    16 fine long stainless steel links
    L:45.5cm
    £580
  • Neckpiece
    David Poston

    Neckpiece

    1981
    Forged and polished stainless steel
    W:13.3cm D:10.3cm
    £2,990
  • Neckpiece
    David Poston

    Neckpiece

    1980
    Double-tapered forged and polished stainless steel with rear hinged section
    W:14cm D:14cm
    £2,990