Burgeoning Silversmiths in Conversation

Burgeoning silversmiths Callum Partridge and Samuel Waterhouse are interviewed by curator and writer Janice Hosegood, to discuss their very different approaches to metal.

Through his work Callum seeks to answer questions he has about the material world, design and function. How was this made? How does it work? What is it? Questions that he think are vital to our everyday life and what we choose to surround ourselves with, without these questions he wouldn’t be doing what he does today. Callum’s goal as an artist is to apply these questions to his work and encourage intrigue and curiosity within the pieces. Using traditional silversmithing techniques and processes, he creates functional objects such as candlesticks, beakers, trays and boxes.

Samuel is a self-taught jeweller and silversmith specialising in the Korean technique Keum Boo. His work derives from the art of antiquity – in particular from the shape and form of ancient ceramics, the mechanisms of ancient metalwork and the patterns found in ancient painting.