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Cereal Bowl
Champagne Bucket
Medium Silver Hexagonal Dish
Reversible Vase/Candlestick
Square Silver Nightlight
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Pruden Smith Applied Art
The Pruden and Smith workshops in Ditchling have established a name for high quality, handmade, contemporary silverware and jewellery. Formed in heavy hallmarked silver and gold, hammer marks are usually left in. Alongside three generations of uncompromising craftsmanship in Antonís family, Rebeccaís fine art training ensures design excellence.
REBECCA SMITH 1980-1981: Gloucestershire College or Art and Design. 1982-1986: BA Hons Fine Art, West Surrey College of Art and Design. 2002-2003: PGCE Brighton University ANTON CHARLES PRUDEN 1977-1980 University of Surrey - Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology. 1982-1984 Studied silversmithing with P&A Lowery, Gloucestershire. 1984-1985 Workshop in Farnham, Surrey.
2001: The Jules Award for best non-jewellery product range.
Selected Commissions/collections:
2005: Silver tableware for the Oceano Alfa Four 2005: Pectral Cross & Ring for the Bishop of Plymouth 2004: Incense boat for Portsmouth Cathedral 2004: St Margaretís Chalices for Marlborough College 2003: Girls and Boys house cups for Hurstpierpoint College 2002: Thuruble and oil jars for Portsmouth Cathedral. 2002: Altar vessels for Ely Cathedral. 2001: Processional cross, processional candlesticks, altar candlesticks and lighting for the choir stalls, Richmond parish church. 2001: Pair of chalices for Portsmouth city council 2001: Oil stocks and paten for St. Johns Cathedral, Portsmouth 2001: The Sparkman and Stephens Trophy for The Fastnet Race. 2000:The Bayer Millennium Bowl, The Bayer Corporation 2000: Knife for the millennium canteen, Sheffield Millennium Galleries and the V and A. 1999: Mace and chain of office for the incoming president of Rennselaer University, New York presented by Hilary Clinton.
Group Exhibitions:
2005: Sheffield Millenium Galleries 2004: Silver as Light, Zilverkunst, The Netherlands 2004: Roger Bilcliffe Gallery, Glasgow. 2002: Silver as Water, Zilverkunst, The Netherlands 2002: Silver, A Sterling Adventure. The Royal Cornwall Museum 2002: One Tree, The Geffrye Museum, London 2001: British Silverware, Keith Lippert Gallery, Washington, USA 2000: British Contemporary Silver, The Netherlands 1999: Cutlery exhibition, Goldsmiths Hall, London. 1999: British Designer Silver, Hong Kong. 1998: Silver and Tea, Goldsmiths Hall, London. 1997: UK Now, Melbourne, Australia. 1997/98/99: Crafts Council, San Francisco and New York Trade Fairs.
Artist's Statement:
The Pruden and Smith silver and goldsmithing workshops in Ditchling provide a total design to make service in precious metals and have established a name for high quality, functional, handmade, contemporary silverware and fine jewellery.
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