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Adrian Hope

Adrian Hope Silversmith
Contact
English, French
Hours:
Monday to Saturday 09:30 - 17:30
Phone:
+44 1721760229
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Passion, patience and practice

  • • Adrian has been passionate about making since childhood
  • • He has taught silversmithing for over 22 years
  • • Craftsmanship is in the family

Adrian Hope started building things with his hands in his parents’ studio at home, in Scotland, at the tender age of seven. After studying at Edinburgh College of Art, in 1980 he opened his own workshop. He’s now based in Peeblesshire, “in the middle of an ancient landscape that is a huge inspiration to me,” he explains. For the past 20 years, with his wife Linda Lewin, a jewellery maker, he has run courses in silversmithing. To his students he always says: “You don’t need much teaching, but you do need time and a degree of patience and a place to practice and experiment." He estimates around 10,000 hours of practice, in fact.

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Works

  • © Adrian KA Hope
  • © Adrian KA Hope
  • © Adrian KA Hope
  • © Adrian KA Hope
Photo: © Adrian KA Hope
Lidded box

The exterior surface of this lidded silver box is embossed with a scallop pattern. The raised pattern (the motif) stands out from the negative space (the surround area).

Height 130 mm
Width 85 cm

Adrian Hope Silversmith
Photo: © Adrian KA Hope
Tree box

The six sides of this silver box with hinged lid are decorated with a tree-like motif, with branches spreading out from a central trunk pictured in the metal seams.

Height 150 mm
Width 110 mm

Adrian Hope Silversmith
Photo: © Adrian KA Hope
Cocoa Pod box

This “snuffbox” was specifically commissioned to hold cocoa powder. Closed, the box is shaped like the outer shell of a cocoa pod. Once open, the interior piece, depicting lines of cocoa beans, can be lifted up to reveal small receptacles for storing the cocoa powder.

Length 13.5 cm

Adrian Hope Silversmith
Photo: © Adrian KA Hope
Teapots

These two teapots are made of silver 925, with the handles and finials crafted from the wood of the holly tree. The teapots are similar in design to many Adrian has created, although these are the smallest to date.

Adrian Hope Silversmith

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