Grant McCaig

Grant McCaig is an internationally recognised Silversmith and educator. His work is in several major collections including National Museums of Scotland, the Goldsmiths' Company, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery and Aberdeen Art Gallery. He has taught in Japan and Colombia, is a selector for Cockpit Arts and mentor for the Crafts Council.

Describe your approach to teaching:
I believe in experiential learning and thinking through making. Working with materials through the hands engages our intuitive learning styles. Working in this way is more impactful carrying a deeper resonance.

What inspires your own work?
My own work comes from the rich heritage of Silversmithing skills. A sense of place and process underpins my practice and the pieces I produce. Understanding materials; colours, weight, malleability and hardness are just some of the elements that contribute to my final outputs.

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