William KirkBorn: 1933
Born in 1933, William Kirk was workshop trained in Edinburgh before establishing his own studio in 1961. As a tutor of silversmithing firstly at Glasgow School of Art (1961-1978) and then at Edinburgh College of Art (1980-1999) Kirk has been a significant influence on the nurturing and development of fine silversmithing skills in Scotland.
Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum; Huntley House Museum, Edinburgh; University of Edinburgh; National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Public Collections include:
National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen; The Museum of Edinburgh; Edinburgh University, Napier University; Stirling University; and Bute House Collection.
'William Kirk's complete mastery of techniques such as hand raising, mark him out as a silversmith who really understood the nature of the medium. His elegantly simple, yet beautiful wrought tumbler cups and larger bowls speak to me of the great Scottish masters of the seventeenth century, and yet are so obviously of the present.' - George Dalgleish, former Principal Curator, Scottish History, Scotland and Europe Department, National Museums Scotland
Two Semi-circular Containers on Gilded Slate View details
Two Semi-circular Containers on Gilded Slate2004silver, slate baseH:12.6cm W:12cm L:23cm£4,500Photograph: Shannon ToftsSmall Hammer Raised Silver Cups View details
Small Hammer Raised Silver Cups1977SilverH:4cm W:6cm£750 eachHammer Raised Silver Beaker with Millennium Mark View details
Hammer Raised Silver Beaker with Millennium Mark2000SilverH:6.5cm W:6.5cmReservedAlphabet Lettercut Slate View details
Alphabet Lettercut Slate2004SlateH:15.3cm W:15.3cm D:2.1cm£950Photograph: Shannon ToftsTall Silver Beaker (2003) and Hammer Raised Silver Tumbler Cup (1997) View details
Tall Silver Beaker (2003) and Hammer Raised Silver Tumbler Cup (1997)Silver£1,750 (left: H9.6 x D6.1 cms), £1,500 (right H5 x D7.5 cms)Photograph: Shannon ToftsHammer Raised Silver Vessel View details
Hammer Raised Silver Vessel2004SilverH:5cm W:21.2cm£7,500Hammer Raised Shallow Bowl View details