‘Italian Goldsmithing’ by Patrick Davison

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust runs the Churchill Fellowships, a unique programme of overseas research grants. In 2017 Patrick Davison was awarded a grant to travel to Italy looking at Etruscan jewellery and Italian goldsmithing.

Patrick Davison studied at the Glasgow School of Art and at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence. After graduation he returned to Kent in England and set up his workshop where he continues to work. He began to develop his own work exploring a variety of gold and silversmithing techniques and complementing this personal practice with work in jewellery workshops.

Patrick was a Graduate at Goldsmiths’ Fair 2016, and also won the Best New Design Award in Week Two. This year, he won a place on the Goldsmiths’ Company Studio Internship Graduate Award, studying silversmithing and engraving under the guidance of Rauni Higson and Angus McFadyen.

Following his time in Italy, predominantly around Perugia he wrote a paper now available to read online.

Read his paper here.

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