Ryan is a silversmith working in Sheffield, he uses a number of traditional techniques. He hand raises vessels from a flat disk and then applies surface decoration to the form. His QEST scholarship enabled him to work with Rod Kelly a master silversmith based in Shetland. During his two weeks in Shetland Ryan honed his chasing skills and worked on a couple new pieces. He also learnt gold inlay and was given advice on all aspects of silversmithing like applying for commissions and working with clients.