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Séamus Gill

Séamus Gill Silversmith
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Harnessing a hammer

  • • Séamus is one of Ireland’s leading silversmiths
  • • He uses skills passed down through the generations
  • • He is both a craftsperson and designer

One of only a handful of silversmiths remaining in Ireland, Séamus Gill is a master of his craft. He creates exceptional pieces of silversmithing, as well as a range of sculptural silver and gold jewellery. Additionally, Séamus works in bronze, translating the skills of silversmithing to larger scale sculptural works. Using bronze with a high copper content and working qualities close to silver he is able to use his silversmithing skills to form the bronze in a unique way. He introduces colour into the work using patinas, mixing these muted tones with highly polished surfaces and gold plating. His pieces are highly accomplished; years of working at the hammer and anvil clearly evident.

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Chess Set

Elegant chess board composed of silver pawns on a maple and ebony veneer wooden board. This was a commission for a chess set to go into the newly refurbished library of a private house.

Length 52 cm
Width 52 cm

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Five Bangles

A selection of five bangle hammered out of a flat sheet of silver.

Width 6 cm

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Flowing Curves bowl

This silver vessel with organic lines is the last piece hallmarked by the Irish Assay Office with the 1916 commemorative mark.

Diameter 25 cm

Photo: ©Vincent O'Byrne
Freeform water pitcher

This unique water pitcher was crafted in silver. Balanced was achieved through the juxtaposition of sharp edges and soft lines.

Height 33 cm

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Freeform vase with removable stem

This unique vase forms part of the “Freeform” series. It features a removable stem, replaceable with fresh flowers.

Height 29 cm

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