William Phipps


Domestic and Ecclesiatical Silver work using silver, gold and other metals.
Hand raising and forging techniques used.

Born 1936

Training by apprenticeship to Michael Murray

1989 Freedom of City of London; Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

Recent Exhibitions
2007 Connect Exhibition. Aston University Birmingham
Moments of Indulgence. Sheffield Millennium Gallery
Treasures of Today. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
2006 Treasures of Today. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Treasures of Today. Sheffield Millennium Gallery
‘Ten’ Exhibition. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
‘Ten’ Exhibition. Ebury Galleries, London
2005 Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2004 Collect, Lesley Craze Gallery, London
2003 Fine Art & Antique Fair. Olympia.
2002 Cutting Edge. Geffrye Museum, London
Innovation & Design – Silver from Goldsmiths Hall 1900-2001 Koldinghus Museum, Denmark.
2001 The Unexpected. Contemporary Applied Arts from the UK, Sotheby’s, New York.
British Silver, A Sterling Adventure, Washington DC & Truro, Association of British designer Silversmiths.
Spoons Big & Small, Lesley Craze Gallery.
2000 The Sliver Show, Leighton House, Association of British designer Silversmiths
2000 Treasures of the 20th Century. Goldsmiths Hall, London. Organised by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
A Feast of Silver. Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
1999 Egg, London (Solo)
Cutlery Show, Goldsmiths Hall, London
1998 The Silver Show, Leighton House, Association of British designer Silversmiths.

Crafts Managazine. May/June 2002
Crafts Managazine. March 2001
Financial Times. March 2001
Country Living. June 1992
Elle Decoration. May 1990.

Public Collections
Large serving spoon & two table spoons, Birmingham City Art Gallery.
Large serving spoon. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Fish knife & fork. Millenium canteen, Sheffield City Museum.
Dessert spoons, Oriel Gallery, Cardiff
Ladle, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Spoon & Ladle. Goldsmiths Hall London
Large serving spoon. Crafts Council, London.






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