Zoe Watts is a full-time silversmith based in the Cotswolds, intent on keeping age-old, traditional chasing techniques alive with fresh, modern expression.
Zoe will undertake 14 days of one-to-one training with master silversmith Rod Kelly at his South House Silver Workshop on Shetland. She will refine her chasing and repousse skills, which require a great deal of hand skill and time, work on fabrication, and learn to make hand-fashioned, steel punches (tools for this specialist craft that are unique to every silversmith).
“I feel privileged to be learning from Rod Kelly, a QEST Scholar in 2000. Given the reduction in makers specialising in chasing, I hope to offer workshops for other silversmiths in the future.”