Silver with John Cussell
In this episode, Anna speaks to silversmith John Cussell about silver. They talk about John’s adventures using silver to fund a camper van tour of Europe, and graffitiing Liverpool Cathedral. John also takes us through the different stages of raising a silver cup (see photographs below), and provides stunning descriptions of what silver is like to work with materially.
One of the world’s most skilled goldsmiths, John Cussell has been creating stunning jewellery and silverware for over 40 years. After completing his pre-apprentice at the Central School of Art and Crafts, John was indentured as an apprentice by Hurst Franklin to gain qualified silversmith status. As a time-served craftsman John became a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and was granted the Freedom of the City of London.
In 1979 John Cussell Jewellers was established in Grantham, Lincolnshire, specialising in bespoke commissions, repairs, remodelling and a curated range of fine jewellery. Since then John has completed commissions for hundreds of private individuals as well as business clients including De Beers, Saab Motors, Lincoln Cathedral, Radley College and Harlaxton Manor. The craftsmanship and precision engineering involved in such world class silversmithing is unsurpassed.
Check out John’s website to see more stunning pictures of some of his works, or go and visit in Grantham!