I am a trained goldsmith, not a silversmith. What is a goldsmith? Someone who works with gold, right? No! A goldsmith is a person who makes jewellery with precious metals; this can be silver, gold, platinum or palladium. It is not a question of what metal is used; it comes down to what is being made. A silversmith on the other hand is someone who makes large pieces – vessels, vases, cups, etc.
Seamus Gill, one of Stonechat’s best known designers, is both a goldsmith and silversmith. Using the same techniques that he has mastered for his wonderful sculptural silversmithing he has created his jewellery ranges. Check back in for more on Seamus working in his workshop and more jewellery news!