Patrick Davison is a gold and silversmith. With family ties in Northern Ireland he spent many of his childhood summers in Belfast. After graduating from the Glasgow School of Art and Alchimia jewellery school in Florence, he established his workshop in Kent, England. His work often explores new avenues for gold and silversmithing techniques. He incorporates a range of different metals and alloys, responding to the contrasts and patterns that this range can achieve.
Recently Patrick has been exploring the coining process and received a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust grant to study with Archivio Negroni in Milan. Patrick aims to explore the aesthetic and physical effects unique to this Process. It is a technique that applauds metals distinctive and sometimes paradoxical material qualities. The malleability of metal is exploited by the impression of microscopic detail, impossible by any other method. During the coining process, the metal is also hardened, resulting in a tough, durable metal that lends itself to jewellery and objects.