Grant McCaig

The work was derived from my interest in the sea and the sometimes precarious relationship between objects and the sea. The forms in silver are simple and the surfaces are free from the decorative rhythm of hammer marks that are normally associated with the work of the Silversmith. The metal is contrasted with re cycled oak as a means of exploring the un-conscious mark making that objects develop as a result of their use within the interior landscape. This type of mark making is hugely significant to me; I see it as a visual document of the journey of the work and as such is integral to the evolution of the piece.

Born  1974 Scotland

 Royal College of Art, MA, Goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery
1994-98  Glasgow School of Art, BA, Goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery

 Young Designer of the Year Award British Silver Week runner up
2007  Scottish Arts Council creative development award
2004  British Jewellers Assoc. Silver Award, Chelsea Crafts Fair Runner up.
1998  Richard Hubbard Arrol Memorial Prize, July
1998  Goldsmiths’ Craft Council Designer Silversmith (junior) First Place, April

 Silver Art Foundation, Schoonhoven the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany
Silver with a Pinch of Salt, Goldsmiths’ Hall London
Connections with Objects, LOD Metallformgivnings Sweden
Collect Art Fair, Saachi Gallery, London represented by Lesley Craze Gallery
Silver Maker, Contemporary Applied Arts London curated by Amanda Game
2008  Collect Art Fair, Victoria & Albert Museum London, represented by The Scottish Gallery
Fresh Forms, Lesley Craze Gallery London
Treasures of Today, Silver from Goldsmiths' Hall 1980 - 2008 National Museum of Ireland
Stanley Hill Retrospective, Bluecoat Display Centre Liverpool At Table: Part II Contemporary Tableware in Metal work and Silver
Blackwell Arts & Crafts House, England
9 Create, Curated by Adrian Hope at the Scottish Gallery
2007-08  Cutting Edge: touring exhibition, National Museum of Scotland; Edinburgh; Dick Institute, Kilmarnock; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Aberdeen Art Gallery
Silver of the Stars, touring exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum London; The Forbes Galleries New York; The State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg, Russia; The World Art Museum Beijing, China; Museum of Kyoto, Japan; The National Museums of Scotland Edinburgh
Solo Show, the Scottish Gallery Edinburgh
The Pleasures of the Table - Museum fur Künst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Silver in Translation, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Wales curated by Ralph Turner
2005-06 100 Percent Proof 2: touring exhibition
2003-04  Chess, touring exhibition Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco; New Wave 2, Ruthin Craft Centre Wales; Scottish Gallery Edinburgh
Collect Art Fair, Victoria & Albert Museum, London represented by Velvet Da Vinci Gallery San Francisco
2002  Talente, Munich
2001- 02  100 Percent Proof: touring exhibition Flow Gallery, London; Mobilia Gallery, USA; New York School of Interior Design; Velvet Da Vinci San Francisco; The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh

Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ Modern Collection, London;
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh;
10/10 Silver Collection Incorporation of Goldsmiths‘, Edinburgh;
Bute House Collection, Edinburgh;
Birmingham Museums and Art Galleries

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