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Red House Children's Book Award
For over 20 years Graham has been making the awards for the winners of the annual Red House Children's Book Award. 2009's overall winner was Sophie McKenzie, author of "Blood Ties". Past winners of the awards include Roald Dahl (1989), Jacqueline Wilson (1993), Jeremy Strong (1997), J.K. Rowlings(1999) and Malorie Blackman(2002). For more details about the awards see www.redhousechildrensbookaward.co.uk
Country Living Magazine
The workshop was featured in the 2007 Christmas issue of Country Living Magazine. Other recent publications in which Graham's work appears include: Scottish Field(Jan. 2010) Homes and Interiors Scotland (Dec. 2007) Scottish Life Magazine (spring 2007), The Keeper (winter 2006), Goldsmiths' Review (2005/2006), World of Interiors (November 2006), Wallpaper Magazine (May 2006) and Bon Appetit (USA 2004).
Silver of the Stars
Graham is taking part in this touring exhibiton which was created by the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh. Ten international celebrities in fields such as film, fashion, music, theatre and literature have been paired with ten of Scotland's finest silversmiths. Each pair collaborated on a design for a piece of silver based on " a drink with a close friend". The exhibition opened at the Victoria & Albert Museum in January 2007 and travels to New York, St. Petersburg, Beijing, Kyoto and finally returning to Edinburgh in 2008. Please see more details at www.silverofthestars.com
Icons of Scotland
Each year Scotland Magazine recognises the very best of all things Scottish with the prestigious Icons of Scotland awards. There are 25 categories including iconic places and products. In 2007 Graham won the award for "Jewellery" in the "Made in Scotland" category. More information can be found at www.scotlandmag.com
A Visual Language Elements of Design
This book, written by David Cohen and Scott Anderson, is a practical book that explores the theory of visual language. The second half of the book is devoted to 8 well-known craftspeople, including Graham, who discuss how they have developed their own visual languages. Available from A&C Black, www.acblack.com/catalogue
"Three Honours Sculpture"
On Oct. 9th, 2004, Her Majesty the Queen presented the “Three Honours” sculpture at the opening of the new Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, Edinburgh. Graham was commissioned by the Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh to design and make an abstract sculpture in silver incorporating the symbolism of the crown jewels : the crown, sword and septre. The bold and elegant sculpture rests on a kemnay granite base and is on display in the public lobby of the new Parliament Building.
Workshop in Prague
As part of “The Lion’s Roar, a Dynamic exhibition of Scottish Silver” in Prague (September-October 2004), Graham set up a miniature version of his workshop at the Museum, Hergetova Ghelna , where he conducted 2 days of silversmithing workshops for school age children, students and teachers. The exhibition and demonstrations were part of the British Councils “Showcasing Scotland” season in the Czech Republic.
“Scotland at the Smithsonian”
As a result of his participation at the 37th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2003, Graham has received numerous exciting commissions. The “Transatlantic Salmon” pictured here is now part of the The Folklife Centre’s permanent collection. Graham was also commissioned by Glenfiddich to make a bowl commemorating the festival which was presented toThe British Embassy in Washington D.C. by First Minister, Jack McConnell.