Approved: 16.08.2006

Martyn Pugh

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
Simplicity, grace, poise.

Clean, fluid contours flow throughout Martyn Pugh's silverware. His interest lies in giving each piece harmonious balance, not only to the eye but also to the hand.

"I make objects of beauty for people to use, function and mechanics being of equal importance to line and form".

He uses fine engineering with careful detailing to achieve this end. These qualities

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  • Location: Redditch, West Midlands
 

Biography

Concepts Simplicity, grace, poise. Clean, fluid contours flow throughout Martyn Pugh's silverware. His interest lies in giving each piece harmonious balance, not only to the eye but also to the hand. "I make objects of beauty for people to use, function and mechanics being of equal importance to line and form". He uses fine engineering with careful detailing to achieve this end. These qualities are also evident in his jewellery where he frequently combines coloured precious metals and stones.Influences Aesthetic/Formal Concerns, Architecture/Urban environment, Science/TechnologyCareer path An MA Silversmithing graduate from Birmingham in 1976, he established his workshop in Worcestershire, where he works to commission and develops his collections of silverware and jewellery that are sold internationally. He continues to be active in developing public awareness of contemporary design through his involvement in both national and regional organisations. These include both committee membership and chair of the British Jewellers' Association, Association of British Designer Silversmiths and the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen. He also acts as consultant to the organisers of the International Spring Fair, Birmingham, and International Jewellery, London. However, his passion still lies in designing and making functional and decorative objects that enrich life.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2009 - Desire Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair, Richmond, Richmond 2009 - Malvern Spring Gardening Show, Three Counties Show ground, Malvern, Worcestershire, Malvern 2008 - 120th Anniversary of SDC, SDC Gallery, London 2008 - British Silver Week, Goldsmiths' Hall, Nationwide 2008 - Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, London 2007 - Contemporary Craft Fair, Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon, Bovey Tracey 2007 - Design Collection , Roger Bilcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 2007 - Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London 2006 - Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London 2005 - Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London 2004 - Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London 2003 - Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London 2002 - British Silver - A Sterling Adventure, Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro 2002 - Celebration in Gold and Silver, Goldsmiths Hall, London 2001 - British Silver - A Sterling Adventure, Keith Lipert Gallery, Washington, USA 2001 - Silver in Micro, Goldsmiths Hall, London 2001 - Silver Lives, Gilbert Collection, London 2000 - Sheffield Millennium Canteen, Barbican, London 2000 - Silver Design, Roger Bilcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 2000 - Treasures of the 20th Century, Goldsmiths Hall, London