Ianís unique use of material and process result in distinct and fascinating pieces of work, which challenge the traditional methods by which they are made.
Interested in Minimalism, the Bauhaus movement and influenced by nature and geometry, Ianís works are created with highly crafted skill and precision yet embody a playfulness, often told through the title of the piece, which makes the work all the more intriguing to the viewer.
Ian originally trained as a silversmith and taught on the BA and MA courses in silversmithing, jewellery and furniture design at the Buckinghamshire University College. Ian currently lives and works in Gilsland, Cumbria.
Licentiateship of the Society of Designer-Craftsmen (Distinction)
BA (Hons) first class in Buckinghamshire Chilterns College
3 Dimensional Design (Silversmithing)
Cert. Ed.(Advanced Craft) Shoreditch Teacher Training College
Johnson Matthey Award in Design and Silver
2011 Arts Centre, Darlington
2010 Lime Street Gallery, Gateshead
2009 Pinfold Gallery, Bowness on Windermere
2008 High Head Sculpture Park, Cumbria
2007 Auricular Gallery, Hay wards Heath, Sussex
2006 The Upfront Gallery, Hutton in the Forest, Cumbria
2005 Tullie House, Carlisle Cumbria
2004 Craftsmen at the Priory, Lanercost Cumbria
2003 Doxford Art Gallery, Northumberland
Rhum Gallery, Penrith
During Ianís career as a Senior lecturer at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College my work was exhibited at The Design Centre, London and the Camden Arts Centre
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