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Rauni Higson

Rauni Higson

Born: 1.2.1970

Higher Education:
Sept 92- June 95: Goldsmiths School, Lahti Design Institute, Lahti, Finland.
Full time Degree Level 4-year course in Gold and Silversmithing and Design.

Oct 95- June 96: School of Jewellery, University of Central England, Birmingham.
Final year of BA(Hons) Degree in 3D- Design; Silversmithing and Jewellery.

Working as a Designer Silversmith and Jeweller (established Dec 97).

Exhibitions include:

'Not just any bowl', with the Yaw Gallery, at SOFA Chicago 2008.

'Antiques for the Future', Norman Adams Antiques, London. 2008.

'Heavenly Vessels', 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Lincolnshire, 2008.

'Goldsmiths' Fair', Goldsmiths' Hall, London. 2007 and 2008.

'Moments of Indulgence', and 'Christmas Crackers', at The Millennium Galleries, Sheffield Museum and Art Gallery, 2007

British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, 2006, 07 and 08.

'Ten', 10th Anniversary exhibition of the Association of British Designer Silversmiths, Bath and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 2006

'A Knife, Fork and Spoon', and 'Ladysmiths'. The Metal Gallery, Mount Street, London. 2003.

And many others

Included in the Crafts Council 'Buyer's Guide to Contemporary British Metal'.

Member of The Association of British Designer Silversmiths;
and The Maker's Guild in Wales.

Public Collections

Pair of Napkin rings in the collection of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, Goldsmiths' Hall, London.

Commissions include:

4 metre Gateway for The Secret Garden, Wolverton, with Neil Higson. Corten Steel. June 2005.

Centenary trophy for the Welsh Ladies Golf Union, silver. Oct 2004.

Communion set and pair of silver altar candlesticks for St. Catherine's church, Pontypridd, silver. 2004.

'Arts & Business Wales Awards'; Nine awards in forged bronze, presented to businesses which support the arts. 2004.

Episcopal Ring and Pectoral Cross, for the new Bishop of St. Davids, The Right Reverend Carl Cooper; 2003. 18 carat gold, silver, and Amethysts.

Work featured in publications:

The Complete Jewelry Making Course, by Jinks McGrath
Fold-forming, by Charles Lewton-Brain

Sunday Telegraph 'Style' supplement
BBC Homes and Antiques magazine
House and Garden
One Wales magazine




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"Helical" silver earrings
"Conch" s ilver necklace
"Nasturtium" salad servers
"Orchid" neckpiece. Silver with gold stamens
"Tenfold" silver bowl
"Sweet Pea" silver bangle