David Poston Showcase

David Poston

03 Feb 2016 - 27 Feb 2016

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 that will feature at Dovecot Studios from 12th February - 26th March 2016. We are delighted to present a small showcase of David's work to coincide with this exhibition.

Born of 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 3D 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 inSuffolk.

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

    Painted mild steel from a Glen Morangie whisky tin
    H:10cm W:9cm D:8cm
  • Beads and Rectangles Bangle
    David Poston

    Beads and Rectangles Bangle

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

    Bangle with Glass Beads

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

    Titanium Bangle

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


    Stainless steel
    Inner dimensions 6.3 x 4.6cms
  • Necklace
    David Poston


    16 fine long stainless steel links
  • Neckpiece
    David Poston


    Forged and polished stainless steel
    W:13.3cm D:10.3cm
  • Neckpiece
    David Poston


    Double-tapered forged and polished stainless steel with rear hinged section
    W:14cm D:14cm
  • Forged Stainless Steel Neckpiece
    David Poston

    Forged Stainless Steel Neckpiece

    Stainless steel and stainless steel wire
  • 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

  • Stainless Steel Bangle
    David Poston

    Stainless Steel Bangle

    Stainless steel and stainless steel cable
    Inside diameter 6.2cm
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