Silversmith Grant McCaig, originally studied at Glasgow School of Art and completed an MA in Goldsmithing,Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, London in 2011. He has won numerous awards and his work is exhibited internationally - he is one of the most imaginative silversmiths working in the UK today.
Forging Ahead will showcase new metalwork alongside an exploration of his new work in jewellery.
“Working in silver is inspiring and creative, technical and expressive. I use traditional silversmithing techniques as my foundation. I build pieces that explore the relationship between functionality and self expression. I want my work to be individual in design and concept and give pleasure to the user. There is something magical about this material. When it arrives in the brown paper and cardboard packaging, which is promptly unwrapped and examined, a voyage of discovery begins. My mind skips to the possibilities and the ideas that I originally purchased the metal for tend to pale in the face of the endless possibilities that lie before me. Soft and rounded, or crisp with sharp edges and plain bold surfaces! Silver, you will find, can do it all.” Grant McCaig, 2015.
Grant will be in the gallery on Saturday 28 November, 10am - 4pm, to discuss his work and answer any questions as part of the event 'Chasing Silver'. For more information please click here.
Public Collections include:Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; The Goldsmiths’ Company, London;Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Edinburgh; Bute House Collection, Edinburgh; Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries