The project – a collaborative partnership project between Craft Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Aberdeenshire Council – has tasked senior art and design students with researching, developing and creating new pieces of contemporary art.
Students have been working with three professional craft makers to develop contemporary design pieces inspired by Duff House, and the Early Silver exhibition from the National Museum of Scotland.
Led by craft makers – David Powell (Willow Sculptor), Naomi McIntosh (Interdisciplinary designer) and Megan Falconer (Silversmith).
They’re learning why silver, not gold, became the most important precious metal in Scotland over the course of the first millennium AD and the part that silver played in the transformation of society in Scotland during this period. Banff itself was a silversmithing town from the 14th to 19th century.
This project explores and expresses the connections between our heritage and the modern world of technology we live in today, while thinking about the materials used to convey this fusion between the traditional and modern.
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