Gordon W. Robertson

2013 QEST Pewterers' Company Scholar - Metalsmithing

Gordon W Robertson is a Scottish artist and metalsmith based in London, where he works in pewter, brass, copper, steel, zinc, silver, textiles and print. Gordon fuses traditional artisan techniques with his own unique methodology, specialising in hand-etched surface, and creates tableware, furniture and panelling, working closely with the client to realise their specific aspirations.

His work is highly tactile and textural, providing a sublime accent to both traditional and contemporary luxury interiors. Forging organic, intricate patterns inspired by nature and abstract geometry, Gordon’s designs are timeless and eminently collectable.

His work is in the collection of The Worshipful Company of Pewterers, with whom he is a freeman, The Neish Pewter Collection in The Smith Museum, Stirling, Scotland and many private collections.  His clients include Martin Kemp Design, Interior ID, Anglo American, The Lord Mayor of London, The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers, The Worshipful Company of Vintners and The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.  Awards include first prize at Pewter Live 2012 and 2013 as well as The Neish Pewter Award 2012, 2013 and 2019. 

A QEST Pewterers’ Company Scholarship helped to increase Gordon’s knowledge and skills in metalwork, especially pewter, by funding his partnership with Wentworth and Sons in Sheffield, where he harnessed traditional skills with emerging digital technologies.