Alan Craxford is well-known for his highly individual application of hand engraving on precious metal, both jewellery and larger silver pieces. His work frequently tells a story or spins a tale of magic and wonder: the stars, the moon, the cosmos are favourite inspirations for his genuinely precious and dazzling one-off pieces.
This showcase at Contemporary Applied Arts makes it possible to appreciate the interconnections and interactions between the varied work Craxford produces. Precision and fine craftsmanship are in abundance in the pieces here, which span Craxford’s rich and long career and reflect his varied interests. Alan was made a Freeman of the City of London on his 70th Birthday in November 2016.
Images: (left to right) Black Lightening Pendant, Sol and Luna Vases, both by Alan Craxford. Photos by Simon Armitt