About
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Graham Stewart is a designer, gold and silversmith who has been running his workshop and gallery in Dunblane, Scotland since 1978. Working along with his small team of skilled and long established craftsmen, he produces innovative, clean-lined, sculptural pieces of silver from high profile commemorative presentation pieces to fine quality functional silver. The silver is produced using traditional techniques such as raising, spinning, cold forging, planishing, and chasing. Graham specialises in fine hand-cut engraving. He also designs and makes a small range of fine jewellery.

 

 

Private and Public Collections

HM The Queen
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
HRH The Princess Royal
Baroness Thatcher
Victoria & Albert Museum (Rabinovitch Collection), London
The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh
The British Embassy, Washington D.C.
The Bute House Millenium Collection, Edinburgh
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London
The Worshipful Company of Engineers, London
City of Birmingham Art Galleries
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Blair Castle, Keepers of the Quaich
The University of Stirling 

 

Commissions

St. Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh
William Hill (Ayr) Gold Cup
William Grant & Sons Ltd.
The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London
Glenfiddich
The Scottish Parliment
The Caledonian Club, London
The Commonwealth Games
Unilever
BBC
Royal Company of Archers
Worshipful Company of Brewers
Stirling University Court
Parliamentarian of the Year Award (Westminster and Holyrood)
Dollar Academy

 

Recent Exhibitions

2013

Silver of the Stars
    Museum of Edinburgh, Scotland  12 April - 21 September
    Centre d' Artesania Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain 

2012

Goldsmiths' Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall, London (annually)

British Silver Week, The Contemporary Silver Gallery, Summer Exhibition, Lindfield
                          The Goldsmiths' Centre, London
Silver of the Stars
    Krakow Historical Museum, Poland
    Koldinghus Museum, Kolding, Denmark
    
2011

British Silver Week, Festival of Silver, Pangolin Masters Day, London
Silver of the Stars 

2010

British Silver Week, De Vroomen Designs Ltd., London
Silver of the Stars 
    Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Canada
    The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock 

2009

The British Silver Week Masters' Exhibition, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
Rabinovitch Collection, Fairfax House Museum, York
Silver of the Stars, The Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Raleigh, North Carolina
   The San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, California
   The Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, Canada
  
 
2008

Collect, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Silver: Made in Scotland, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Treasures of Today, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
Silver of the Stars
    Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scotland
    The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire 

2007

Silver of the Stars, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
   Forbes Galleries, New York City, U.S.A.
   The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
   The World Art Museum, Beijing, China
   The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Treasures of Today, Silver from Goldsmith's Hall, London 1980 -2006, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

2006

Millennium Collection for Bute House, Koldinghus, Denmark
Treasures of Today, Silver from Goldsmiths' Hall, London 1980-2006, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Homes and Interiors Scotland, Craftscotland Exhibition, Glasgow

2005

Seymour Rabinovitch Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Treasures of Today, Silver from Goldsmiths' Hall, London 1980-2005, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield
Shimmer - Contemporary Silver from London Collections, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

2004

The Lion's Roar, Exhibition of Scottish Silversmiths, Helgetova Cihelna,Prague
The Millenium Collection for Bute House, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow

2003

Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C
The Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

2002

Celebration in Gold & Silver, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
Innovation and Design, Exhibition of British Silversmiths, Denmark
Slice: Contemporary Tableware from the Collections of Seymour Rabinovitch, Royal Museum of Scotland,
Edinburgh and Aberdeen Art Gallery
10 Years On, The Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
Millenium Collection for Bute House, Aberdeen Art Gallery

2001

Graham Stewart - New Silver, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Millenium Collection for Bute House, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh

2000

Treasures of the 20th Century - The Millennium Exhibition, Goldsmiths’Hall, London
Scottish Gallery Collection 2000, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

 

Training


Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen
1977-1978 Postgraduate Scholarship
1973-1977 Design, Silversmithing & Jewellery

 

Awards

Honorary Degree of Doctor from the University of Stirling, 2010
Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths of the City of London, 1996
Icons of Scotland 2007 "Made in Scotland - Best Jewellery"
FX Tourism Awards 1999 "Best Crafts" Argyll, The Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs Tourist Board

 

Galleries/Exhiblitions

Annual Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths' Hall,London
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
Graham Stewart Gallery, Dunblane