Grant Macdonald – International Silversmith
5 July, 2018 - 26 July, 2018
Gold and silver items of superlative design and craftsmanship from a leading London-based silversmith
Open Wednesday 27 June, and then:
Thursday 5 - Thursday 26 July (Monday-Saturday), 10am-4pm
The Goldsmiths’ Company is proud to present Grant Macdonald – International Silversmith, an exhibition celebrating five decades of elegant modern design and excellent craftmanship fuelled by the extraordinary creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of silversmith Grant Macdonald.
This exhibition brings together stunning silver and gold objects designed by Macdonald to tell the story of the exceptional British craftsmanship and innovative design that is celebrated from UK civic institutions to royal palaces throughout the Gulf states of Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
A master of his craft, Macdonald combines traditional silversmithing bench skills with the latest technology, such as rapid prototyping, to realise one-of-a-kind creations. His in-house team of expert silversmiths and specialist craftsmen works tirelessly to meet the challenges of the most remarkable commissions. Whilst the company bears his name, throughout his career Macdonald has openly credited his team.
Macdonald received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2006 and was granted a Royal Warrant as Goldsmiths & Silversmiths to HRH The Prince of Wales in 2016.
“My silversmiths are dedicated to creating exquisite pieces of decorative art and domestic silver. They take pride in their skills and the company’s reputation as a leader of modern British design” - Grant Macdonald