Megan Falconer

2020 QEST Iliffe Family Charitable Foundation Scholar - Silversmithing

Megan has worked as a practicing silversmith for five years, since graduating with a BA in Jewellery and Silversmithing from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. She runs her own independent practice, and also teaches at Vanilla Ink The Smiddy, a silversmithing workshop in Banff. Megan approached QEST for funding to support her advanced silversmithing training; particularly to develop her chasing, repoussé and fabrication techniques.  

In early 2020, Megan visited QEST Scholar Rod Kelly at South House Workshop, Shetland for a week-long chasing & repoussé course. Her QEST Scholarship will fund a further 16 weeks of one-to-one training with Rod, in both Shetland and Banff. She will develop her ability to create more complex pieces with technically advanced design-work. 

My craft explores the connection between the tool, the maker and the object created. Through the exploration of materials and processes, I interpret my surrounding landscape through textural surfaces onto metal. By combining traditional techniques with contemporary practices, I create functional and decorative silverware that highlights the qualities of both.