Hamish Dobbie studied at The Glasgow School of Art where he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design in 2013. Since then he has exhibited international as well as across the UK.
education and Prizes
- 2015 - Nominated for the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize.
- 2013/2014- Artist In Residence at Glasgow School of Art.
- 2013 - New Designers Prize for 3D Printing within Jewellery.
- 2013 - Precious Metal Bursary, awarded by The Goldsmiths' Company.
- 2013 - Commendation - Craftsmanship & Design Awards, The
Goldsmiths' Company London.
2012 -Outstanding Student of the Year Award - Incorporation of Goldsmiths' of Edinburgh
- 2015 - Goldsmiths' Fair 2015.
- 2015 - Inspired - British Silver Week at The Goldsmiths' Centre.
- 2015 - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
- 2014 - VS Jewellery Gallery.
- 2014 - Nicola Hurst Jewellery.
- 2014 - Goldsmiths' Fair 2014.
- 2014 - One Year On at New Designers 2014.
- 2014 - Shine 2013 - The Goldsmiths Centre London as part of London Design Week.
- 2014 - Koldinghus - Silversmithing exhibition with Contemporary British Silversmiths.
- 2014 - British Silver Week - The Goldsmiths’ Centre
- 2013 - IJL - Weston Beamor Stand.
- 2013 - New Designers 2013.
While Hamish creates work that is designed by himself to exhibit at shows and fairs, He is also able to create designs around your specific needs. If you like the style of work he creates and have an idea for a candelabra, box, vase or other object or piece of jewellery simply use the contact form on the top menu to send an email to begin the process.
The process of commissioning a piece of work is very simple. The first step is to get in contact with Hamish to discuss your starting idea. This could be as vague as 'I am looking for a present for my husband.' to 'I am looking to get a set of candle sticks made in silver.' From that initial point of contact Hamish will discuss the options with you and work out a budget, design and choice of materials as well as a time frame for delivery.
how it's made
the creative process
Hamish uses a variety of process in the design and creation of his work. Below are some images of how Hamish creates his pieces of work and the skill involved.
- The silver components are then worked on using traditional metal working techniques to bring out the true form and texture.
- The pieces are then TIG welded together before soldering with a large blowtorch.
- The metal then has the desired finish applied to it. These can include a high shine polish, a brushed finish, blackening with chemicals or plating with a higher quality metal such as gold or Rhodium.
- A 3D printed master is created, from which a mould is made.
- Multiples of this unit are created in wax from this mould which are then hand put together in wax.
- From this the piece is built organically, each design different.
- The wax master is then sent for casting to create the silver components.