New Graduate Silversmith: Callum Partridge

June 22, 2018

We are very excited to welcome graduate exhibitor, Callum Partridge to Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018.

We spoke to Callum to find out more about his craft and the pieces he’ll be presenting at Goldsmiths’ Fair:

‘I first learnt to make jewellery from a young age in a community workshop where I grew up in Stroud, Gloucestershire. I knew then that I wanted to work with metal. I went on to study at the CASS and this is when silver really began to inspire me. Silversmithing allowed me to push my techniques and exploration of metal further.

Images: Paul Pews

I feel very proud to be part of Goldsmiths’ Fair 2018, especially to have been accepted onto the graduate programme. In preparation I’ve been exploring how posture can be communicated through metal, mainly focusing on the torso. To do this I start with very simple pencil drawings. I want this to come across in the final piece, so when I bend the metal, I form it as if I am drawing with the metal.

I enjoy all parts of the making process, but recently have been doing a lot of laser welding which I am using to develop my work. It’s always refreshing exploring a new technique and seeing where this can take my work.’

Find Callum in Week one, stand 41.

See Callum’s exhibitor profile here.

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