Ryan McClean

2013 QEST Scholar - Silversmithing

Ryan is a silversmith working in Sheffield.  His QEST Scholarship enabled him to train with QEST Scholar Rod Kelly in Shetland, where he honed his chasing skills and worked on new pieces.  They covered all aspects of Rod’s practice, from tool making, pitching for commissions, polishing and much more.

I have worked with a lot of techniques and always try to push the boundaries of what is possible. Never wanting to make the same thing for too long I have experimented with many styles and would consider myself a maker of one off’s.

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