Arts & Business Award - Paul with one of his designed pieces on display at the Silver Salon Exhibition held at Sheffield Millennium Galleries.

INTRODUCTION

Originally in the field of graphic design, Paul moved into silversmithing after gaining a Bachelor of Design Degree at Liverpool Hope University in 2001. Leaving his native Liverpool the same year Paul headed for Sheffield after being accepted on to a newly developed Starter Studio Programme based in the award-winning Yorkshire ArtSpace Persistence Works complex in the heart of Sheffield city centre. The programme was set up to provide emerging designer silversmiths with a fully equipped workshop, subsidised and supported by Sheffield Assay Office.

 

Paul's work has been commissioned by numerous private clients and is a combination of limited batch produced objects as well as individual pieces. His skills are also in demand to design and produce striking awards for both local and national high profile award ceremonies. Although Paul works primarily in silver, whenever appropriate he enjoys combining precious metals with various other materials such as wood, stainless steel and plastics.