Castro Smith

About Castro Smith

Castro Smith started his training as a painter and printmaker, a style that comes through in his engravings. He began with an apprenticeship through The Goldsmiths’ Company and studied engraving with RH Wilkins. In 2017 he was awarded the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust scholarship and travelled to Japan to study with a variety of Japanese masters under the guidance of Hiroshi Suzuki. Castro has worked from his studio at the Sarabande Foundation in East London since setting up his business in 2017 and spends his time working predominantly on bespoke commissions. He uses his knowledge of engraving to create contemporary pieces exploring personal customer stories through a mixture of European and Japanese engraving techniques. He has won multiple awards including Apprentice of the Year 2017 at St James’ Palace; GCDC Gold Award; Podolsky Award and Theo Fennel Award.

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