Scott Smith, Glasgow. 

Silversmithing and Jewellery Artist in Residence at The Glasgow School of Art.

Currently focusing on the connection between early Scottish craftspeople, repetitive mark making and meditative traditional carving techniques.

Scott Smith is an award-winning silversmith and contemporary maker whose works explore the importance of meditative craft through the processes of carving, raising and casting. Scott uses materials such as precious metals and reclaimed wood alongside a variety of repetitive and meditative practises, traditionally favoured by ancient Scottish craftspeople, to interrogate early Pictish carvings, contemplating mark making and the authenticity of replicas.

Smith often produces pieces of handheld silverware that sits comfortably on both the dining table and in the wild Scottish landscapes that shaped their designs. Responsiveness to environment and reflective practises have emerged as qualities in Scott’s recent works; a passion for meditative practises that allows for an expansive role for materials, instinctive making and spontaneous responses.

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Scott Smith, Silversmithing Studio at Glasgow School of Art, 2021.

Education 

2018 - 2021

2016 - 2018

BA(Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery, Glasgow School of Art

HND Jewellery Design, City of Glasgow College

Awards 

2021

Bullion Grant Award, Craftmasters Gallery

Silver Award, 2D Silversmithing, Goldsmith's Craft and Design Council 

Gosset Champagne Award, Goldsmith's Craft and Design Council

2020

Gold Award, 2D Silversmithing, Goldsmith's Craft and Design Council 

Gosset Champagne Award, Goldsmith's Craft and Design Council

Exhibitions 

2021

Elements Graduate Showcase, Elements, Scottish Goldsmiths Trust (Online)

Top of The Class, Crafts Council, Craft Magazine Publication

New Designers Week One, New Designers  (Online)

Graduation Showcase, Glasgow School of Art (Online)

2020

Goldsmith's Craft and Design Council Award Winner's Exhibition, London

2019

Play: Design Domain Open Studios Exhibition, Glasgow School of Art

GSA Silversmithing & Jewellery Christmas Sale, Glasgow School of Art

Splendour: Exhibition in Reid Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, and publication by Glasgow School of Art in collaboration with Queen's House, Royal Museums of Greenwich

How Do We Live: Design Domain Open Studios Exhibition, Glasgow School of Art

2018

GSA Silversmithing & Jewellery Christmas Sale, Glasgow School of Art

End of Year Show,  City of Glasgow College

2017

Creative City Poetry Exhibition, Mezzanine Gallery, City of Glasgow College

Elements, A Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold, Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh

International Dark Skies Conference, Biosphere Conference Centre, Galloway

British Art Medal Society Tour, Birmingham School of Jewellery

Work in Progress, Cowan Gallery, City of Glasgow College

Experience

2021 - Present

Silversmithing Artist in Residence, Glasgow School of Art

2020 - 2021

Ethical Making Ambassador (Glasgow School of Art), Scottish Goldsmith's Trust

2019 - 2020

Student Ambassador (Glasgow School of Art), Cass Art

2018

Host a 'Make a Silver Ring' Workshop for 240 14-18yr old participants, 2 Weeks, Blair Atholl International Scout Jamborette