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I enjoy working to commission; I have often been told by clients how the process of commissioning a piece of silver has been so enjoyable and rewarding. Discussing a brief with a customer, understanding their interests, discussing the function and shape and then meeting to look at the fist sketches is very exciting.
As the piece progresses I keep the customers informed leading to the final presentation where I hope I have created something that sums up all of the clients wishes and aspirations. Customers often ask for a watercolour of the final design as a reminder of the commission especially if it has been given as a present or a gift.

Prices start at £850 +VAT with a beaker or goblet being in the order of £1500 +VAT.
A very nice and sizeable commission would be in the region of £5000.00 +VAT

Please click HERE for the article – ROD KELLY in conversation with JOHN ANDREW
Curriculum Vitae
1956   Born Reading Berkshire
1986   Moved to Norfolk where I share a workshop with my wife Sheila McDonald, Enameller - Jeweller.
1983-1986   Workshop and studio in London.
1980-1983   1st Class Hons 3D Design. Royal College of Art. M.A. (RCA) Silversmithing.
1976-1979   U.C.E. Birmingham.
1975   Foundation Course in Art. Lancashire Polytechnic.
Recent Awards
2008   Queen Elizabeth 1st £5 Crown for The Royal Mint.
2006   Designed new Two-pound coin for Royal Mint to celebrate the work of I.K.Brunel.
2006   Education Committee. The Goldsmiths’ Company.
2003   Liveryman. Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’.
2000   D&AD Silver Award for the Most Outstanding Illustration and Graphic design in conjunction with the 1st Class Stamp designed for Royal Mail.
2000   Queen Elizabeth Scholarship for research. Royal Warrant Holders Association.
1987   Selected Member for the Crafts Council Slide Index.
1985   Granted, Freedom of the City of London.
1985   Granted, Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'.
Special Commissions
No 10 Downing Street, The Silver Trust. Mrs Cherie Booth, Royal Mint and Royal Mail.
A Golden Wedding Anniversary present for the late Mr Harry Oppenheimer and Mrs Bridget Oppenheimer.
Gold bowl for The Goldsmiths’ Company and Minorco Mining Company.
Diamond piece for De Beers. King George VI Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
Work in the collections of:
The V&A Museum
National Museum of Scotland,
Crafts Council Collection,
Norwich Castle Museum,
Birmingham Museum and
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Livery Companies including:
The Goldsmiths’ Company
The Fishmongers’ Company
The Merchant Taylors’ Company
The Ironmongers’ Company
The Weavers’ Company
The Royal Artillery Company
New College Oxford
Newnham College, Cambridge
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Ecclesiastical Pieces for:
St Paul’s Cathedral, York Minster, Lichfield Cathedral, St John’s Wood Church London, Leeds Catholic Cathedral. Royal Naval Chaplaincy Portsmouth. Chapel, New College Oxford.
Recent Commissions include:
A large bound Silver Bible for the V&A Museum commissioned by the Whiteley Trust.
A silver mace for Henley Management College, Pieces for Boodles Club and for Whites Club.
The Golden Jubilee stakes celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee commissioned by the Duke of Devonshire for Ascot.
Silver and Enamel Dish and Ewer for The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
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