Hand engraving

Technique and passion

Learning the art of engraving metal takes years of dedicated study and endless practice. The hard, sharp plate, made of silver or gold, is sculpted with a chisel, following a detailed drawing. The skilful use of a burin enables the artist-cum-craftsman to reproduce visionary depictions in the metal.
An art form passed down through the centuries, one that has always required time, ability and a sense of beauty to reproduce the model to perfection, the aim being for technique and passion to triumph over wonder.