Silver Surfing

Since I’ve started blogging I’ve found some great silversmith-related websites. So rather than keep this all to myself every now and then I’m going to dedicate a post to some of the new and great things I’ve found. Because it’s Monday morning the best name I could come up with was silver surfing! So here’s the first installment…

Elie Hirsch

'Entre Autre', Elie Hirsch, Copper
'Entre Autre', Elie Hirsch, Copper

The first maker I found today was Elie Hirsch. This French silversmith works in a range of metals making large flowing pieces and also has a range of silver jewellery. The sculptural work is mostly made in copper and brass. This is probably down to cost but the warm colours work really well with the organic forms.

'Sofia' Elie Hirsch, Silver Bracelet
'Sofia' Elie Hirsch, Silver Bracelet

Although you can see evidence of the hammer marks the fluidity of the lines creates the impression that these ribbons of metal have simply fallen in these organic shapes. Even in his small pieces of jewellery he achieves the same sense of motion and grace.

Junko Mori

'Spring Fever' Junko Mori, Silver
'Spring Fever' Junko Mori, Silver

Junko Mori is a Japanese silversmith based in Birmingham. As well as making these amazing sea life inspired creations she has a great website that I could click on all day!

'02 Silver Organism Square Spike', Junko Mori, Silver
'02 Silver Organism Square Spike', Junko Mori, Silver

Sarah Denny

Vessel Three, Sarah Denny, Silver
Vessel Three, Sarah Denny, Silver

Sarah Denny’s website is full of images of her hand raised sculptural pieces. Her work as well as being beautifully made really explores the concepts of sculptural vessels. When you first see them the appear to be simple vessels until you look inside and see a whole other aspect to her work. Her website has great photo stories of how the pieces are created that will make you appreciate the work that goes into these complex forms.

Vessel One , Sarah Denny, Silver
Vessel One , Sarah Denny, Silver

Hope that gives you lots to click on this week. If you have any other suggestions of work that I should see, let me know. Happy surfing!

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