Grant McCaig

Subject Leader FdA Metalwork

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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