a collection of pieces as part of the ‘in flux’ exhibition by david clarke

david clarke nutida svenskt silver, sweden september 1st to september 26th, 2012

british silversmith david clarke will have his first solo exhibition in sweden, ‘in flux’, at the nutida svenskt silver from 1 – 26 of september, 2012. known for his abstract interpretation of metal work, he uses everyday objects like pots, spoons and plates to examine the concept of function and dysfunction.

as a maker clarke is willing to push the boundaries of his chosen discipline and humorously celebrate the craft by poking holes in its inflated values and challenging longstanding assumptions about the technique, to present a new family of slightly surreal characters, hopeless and unwanted items from the past.

clarke says of the exhibition:

‘this exhibition is all about movement and change, and I hope it opens up a discussion on silversmiths relevant today. my purpose is to challenge people’s idea of forging and remind them of the beauty of these born-again, everyday things.’

david clarke silversmith: functional and dysfunctional objects clarke is willing to push the boundaries of silversmithing and humorously celebrate the craft

david clarke silversmith: functional and dysfunctional objects objects like pots, spoons and plates to examine the concept of function and dysfunction

david clarke silversmith: functional and dysfunctional objects

david clarke silversmith: functional and dysfunctional objects

david clarke silversmith: functional and dysfunctional objects