Paul Kirkos

2014 QEST Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Apprentice - Silversmithing
East Lothian

Paul is a full-time apprentice in the silver workshop of Hamilton & Inches and will be a qualified silversmith by the end of his 5-year apprenticeship. He will then specialise in a specific technique, such as chasing, to become a master craftsman and, in turn, coach and mentor future apprentices coming through the prospective Hamilton & Inches Academy.

Paul has followed in his father’s footsteps; Panos has been working at Hamilton & Inches for 25 years. Paul is extremely passionate about his craft and speaks eloquently about his desire to make beautiful objects that will last forever. He is very adept and believes his innate abilities come from his father with whom he has studied techniques at home in the family workshop. “Silver is in my DNA; although my father leaves big shoes to fill,” said Paul.