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
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