Séamus Gill Jewellery, Silversmithing and Sculpture
Séamus Gill is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading silversmiths.
From his Dublin studio, he uses traditional silversmithing skills to design and create contemporary jewellery, silverware and sculpture.
His innovative designs evolve from his ongoing experimental process and a deep understanding of the working qualities of silver.
“Séamus Gill is rightly celebrated as a silversmith of outstanding craftsmanship”
Deirdre McQuillan, The Irish Times
SÉAMUS GILL JEWELLERY
Séamus Gill uses traditional silversmithing skills that have been passed down through the generations to create his contemporary silver jewellery designs.
With a hammer and anvil he moves silver, capturing that beautiful movement as an elegant sculptural piece of jewellery. With the skilful hands and unique sculptural designs his jewellery has an emphasis on the wonderful tactile quality in the final finish. His jewellery is recognisable by his signature sculptural style, often balancing a highly polished section against a subtle texture.
“Irish design at its best. These highly polished silver pieces, some plated in 22 carat gold are stunning.”
SÉAMUS GILL SILVERSMITHING
Séamus Gills has the unique qualities of being a highly skilled silversmith and sensitive designer allowing him to create exceptional pieces of silversmithing.
As is traditional with silversmithing, much of his work is bespoke and made to commission, often for Awards and Presentation pieces. But he also makes contemporary silver tabletop pieces in the traditional of fine dining that are available to order and occasionally for exhibitions.
“Stunningly crafted silver pieces by revered silversmith Séamus Gill”
SÉAMUS GILL SCULPTURE
Séamus Gill’s sculptures in sheet bronze have evolved from his silversmithing with influences coming from the early Irish Bronze age to European abstract sculpture and the natural growth patterns of plants.
His sculptural work is all about the joy of working directly with a flat sheet of bronze. Using bronze with a very high copper content that has working qualities very close to silver he is able to use his silversmithing skills to form the bronze in his unique way of working.
The sculptures are finished by patinating the bronze in soft muted colours, with selective areas highly polished and gold plated. He usually creates his work in related groups or returns to constantly evolving theme.
“Sleek sinuous and sculptural forms….nothing short of stunning”
Gemma Tipton, The Irish Times