Angus McFadyen

VASE

2009

Fine silver, hand-raised, engraved, carved, pumiced finish

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Commissioned by the Goldsmiths’ Company to demonstrate the maker’s skill as an artist engraver who works from detailed design drawings.

Here, overlapping fern fronds define the elongated form. The play of light on differently-textured surfaces is explored in the drawing against a black-hatched ground.

“Things that I respond to include pattern, drawing, fossils, textiles, fabric, form…if I were to choose one thing that inspires me it would be craftsmanship.”