Maya Selway


I make unique, contemplative, precious metal objects. My new 'Inclusion Collection' includes bowls, vases, dishes, jewellery and sculptural objects. All the metals I use are ethically produced and 100% recycled, it's important to me that the materials I love to work with are responsibly sourced.

I am influenced by the impermanent nature of the objects that surround us and by the cycles of change that these objects go through.  Integral to this is the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi that acknowledges that; nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.

In translating this influence into my own work I find a new freedom and interaction with the materials and techniques I use. The free-hand sprinkling of gold and silver dust or enamel becomes a subtle decorative effect and the beautiful random patterns created through fusing gold and silver dust become ethereal, spectral objects that frame empty space and suggest solid form.

Education
2007-08
 Artist in residence London Metropolitan University
2005–08  Yorkshire Artspace Starter studio for designer silversmiths
2004–05  Bishopsland silversmithing and jewelry residency
1997–00  Camberwell College of Arts 2/1 BA Silversmithing and Metalwork

Awards 
2001
  Inhorgenta award, Winner Contemporary design award
2010  Museums Sheffield metalwork design award, shortlisted artist
2010  Bluecoat National Sculpture prize, shortlisted artist
2008–09  The Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards, silver and three special commendations
2007  Crafts Council Development Award

Selected Exhibitions
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London
Interior, Gallery Sofie Lachaert, Belgium
Origin, Somerset House, London
Showcase, Gallery Cebra, Germany
At Table part 2, Blackwell: The Arts and Crafts House, Cumbria
Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany
NYIGF, New York, America
Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
Christmas showcase, Lesley Craze, London

Selected Press
Sunday Times, Home magazine, Katrina Burroughs
Crafts magazine Online, Metalpleater, Diana Wilson
Evening Standard magazine, Coutts London Jewelry Week supplement
Financial Times, How To Spend It, Superior Interiors, Nicole Swengley
Evening Standard, Homes and Property

 

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