About Miriam Hanid
Miriam designs and makes sculptural silver, inspired by movement and the natural world, especially water. Using her signature chasing and engraving techniques she creates organic, tactile shapes from complex, detailed smaller vessels to bold centrepieces. Some works are purely decorative while most also have a practical purpose. Commissions involve a close dialogue with clients. She also enjoys creating speculative pieces drawn from her own ideas; exploring new territory; and seeking out innovative concepts and processes. Miriam’s bespoke silverware is in private and public collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Eton College, the Goldsmiths’ Company and the National Museum of Wales.
Meet Miriam Hanid
Miriam records the ever-changing permutations of water and natural elements in drawings and photographs. These concepts are then translated into silver, their form evolving during the making process.
She creates organic shapes using techniques like chasing and repoussé to sculpt deep contours and add definition. Miriam often enhance her silverware with engraving, introducing intricate detailing that generates contrast and an interplay with light and textures.
Exploring designs through drawing and painting is essential to her – a synergistic and ‘heartful’ approach engendering authenticity, originality and “the handmade’s” broad spectrum is at the very soul of everything that emanates from Miriam’s studio.
Information on commissions
All Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors welcome commissions. Don’t hesitate to contact this maker and start a conversation about commissioning a piece, unique to you. Examples of commissioning include transforming or combining old jewellery into new pieces, incorporating stones into new settings, or simply working together to create a bespoke piece in the style of this maker.
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