Vicki Ambery-Smith

About Vicki Ambery-Smith

Vicki Ambery-Smith’s distinctive style of silversmithing reflects her passion for architecture. Using techniques of manipulation and trompe d’oelle. Each piece an interpretation of a particular building. She specialists in celebratory and commemorative pieces which capture the client’s connection for a building of significance.
Over many years Vicki has exhibited widely in many prestigious galleries and museums. Her work has been selected for public and private collections around the world including The V&A, Royal Scottish Museum, Crafts Council, Norwich Castle Museum, Birmingham City Art Gallery, Los Angeles Museum for Contemporary Art and Houston University, Texas.

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Meet Vicki

Vicki’s boxes and condiments are constructed from silver sheet which is scored and folded into shape. Some designs require photo etching which transposes her design onto the silver. This is done prior to folding. Once the item is complete chosen details, such as the roofs, are plated with red and/or yellow gold.
The rings begin by making the plain ring band (if this is a commission – the size must be right at this stage). She constructs each little building one by one by scoring and folding silver or gold sheet. Beginning with the central building and make the surrounding buildings to fit the space allowed while considering relative heights and balance of different coloured golds.

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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