Early Career Silversmith Tenant at The Marchmont Silversmithing Workshop.
Currently focusing on the connection between early Scottish craftspeople, repetitive mark making and meditative traditional carving techniques.
Scott Smith is an award-winning silversmith and contemporary maker whose works explore the importance of meditative craft through the processes of carving, raising and casting. Scott uses materials such as precious metals and reclaimed wood alongside a variety of repetitive and meditative practises, traditionally favoured by ancient Scottish craftspeople, to interrogate early Pictish carvings, contemplating mark making and the authenticity of replicas.
Smith often produces pieces of handheld silverware that sits comfortably on both the dining table and in the wild Scottish landscapes that shaped their designs. Responsiveness to environment and reflective practises have emerged as qualities in Scott’s recent works; a passion for meditative practises that allows for an expansive role for materials, instinctive making and spontaneous responses.