Alison is a Canberra based contemporary Gold and Silversmith. Combining traditional silversmithing techniques with a contemporary aesthetic, Alison produces a range of one-off and limited edition hollowware and jewellery pieces. Simplicity, functionality and a preoccupation with circular forms dictate many of her designs, whilst incorporating a playful and quirky twist.
Alison individually hand raises each piece of hollowware from flat sheet through to the finished form. This age old process is intensely time consuming often taking days to complete as the metal is hammered, shaped and worked. Alison's hollowware explores concepts surrounding the use of silver in the everyday. With functionality as a central theme, she explores the integration of silver tableware pieces within the contemporary everyday tableware context.
Filmed and Edited by Rowen Grant