James Dougall jewellery features unusual designs in silver accentuated with rare materials
Following a successful career in Fine Art and Antiques, James Dougall fulfilled a long held ambition to become a Silversmith and Jeweller, graduating with a first class honours degree. James Dougall jewellery features an unusual approach to designing for silver is based on an exploration of shape and form, combined with function in an attempt to find new ways of addressing how the medium is perceived in a rapidly changing world.
The objects he makes often incorporate other materials and recent work re-evaluates shagreen and sharkskin for both their durability and decorative merits in a way which enhances the traditional skills he uses to produce his work. His craftsmanship has won numerous awards and has been exhibited internationally, not least at Goldsmiths Hall, and through these opportunities he have been privileged to study under the world renown engraver Malcolm Appleby and legendary silversmith Stuart Devlin. James is a member of the UKs foremost association for designer makers in his field, Contemporary British Silversmiths, as well as the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, and has recently been selected for membership of the Oxfordshire Crafts Guild.