Oscar is an experienced silversmith based in London whose passion for silver ignited when he was 16 years old. After completing an apprenticeship with Fox Silver, Oscar went on to work for Grant Macdonald where he honed his craft. Oscar launched his own business in 2022 and continues to create bespoke commissions for individuals, charities and companies.
A QEST Scholarship will enable Oscar to enhance his skills in silverware restoration and conservation through one-on-one training with master silversmith Ray Walton. Oscar will learn the skills to tackle complex restorations, including how to deconstruct silverware, patch hollowware, preserve and apply patination, handle thin silver pieces, make tools, work with lead repairs, and much more. The other element of Oscar’s training will involve mentoring by Timothy Schroder, with in-person sessions and practical learning at the Goldsmiths Company collection in Goldsmiths Hall.
Oscar’s long-term aspirations include taking on apprentices or trainees to ensure his knowledge is passed on.