Grant McCaig (Silversmithing)Born: 1974
"Working in silver is inspiring and creative, technical and expressive. Using the traditional techniques of the silversmith as my foundation. I build pieces that explore the relationship between functionality and self expression. I want my work to be individual in design and concept and give pleasure to the user.
There is something magical about this material. When it arrives in the brown paper and card board packaging, which is promptly unwrapped and examined, a voyage of discovery begins. I have never once looked at a sheet of silver and thought nothing of it. My mind skips to the possibilities and the ideas that I originally purchased the metal for tend to pale in the face of the endless possibilities that lie before me. Soft and rounded, or crisp with sharp edges and plain bold surfaces! Silver, you will find, can do it all."
Public Collections include: Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; The Goldsmiths’ Company, London; Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Edinburgh; Bute House Collection, Edinburgh; and Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries.
Grant McCaig is having a solo exhibition in December 2015 which will be an exploration of his new work in jewellery.
Small Gold Hot2013Sand cast iron & 24ct gold leafH:7.5cm D:5cm£290
Silver Tea Kettle with Full Handle2015Pleated silver body, hammer formed with hand carved and finished walnut handleH:20cm W:16cm£5,200
Spoons with wooden handles2014Silver, wooden handlesL:26 - 34cm£210 each
The Ash Beaker2015One of two silver beakers jointly commissioned by The Scottish Gallery, Bonhams and Hamilton & Inches. Designed by Grant McCaig and handcrafted by Hamilton & Inches' silversmiths.