Elizabeth Peers

2013 QEST Scholar - Silversmithing

An award-winning artist silversmith, Elizabeth makes distinctive, tactile and feminine silverware that is functional, yet subtly sculptural. She draws inspiration from the human body and incorporates unusual markings and characteristics as she captures the playfulness of a curve, crevice or crease. Elizabeth uses chasing and a free-form raising technique to produce these folds, bulges and undulations that are iconic in her work.

The QEST Scholarship allowed Elizabeth to study under the master chaser, and fellow QEST scholar, Rod Kelly in his workshop in Shetland. Her training was spent learning and developing these traditional techniques of chasing and raising, alongside many others vital to her trade.

Elizabeth has recently moved away from London and set up a workshop in her home town of Bristol, UK.