RECENT COMMISSIONS

Rauni Higson creates work to private commission as well as her signature range. The following are examples of some past and more recent private commissions

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

The Goldsmiths’ Company

In 2015, Rauni was one of the first two women silversmiths ever to have a piece commissioned for the Goldsmiths’ Company’s Buffet Plate.

Her ‘Mountain Burn’ Rosewater dish was inspired by fast flowing streams (burns) of the Scottish Highlands inspired by Lord Sutherland.

Worshipful Company of Weavers

In 2017/8, Rauni created a pair of candelabra for the Worshipful Company of Weavers, showcasing her signature technique of anticlastic forming to create the effect of threads developing into fabric billowing in a breeze

Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

In 2017, Rauni was the first silversmith commissioned by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries since the 19th Century. She created a striking design based on the Society’s emblem of Albrecht Dürer’s iconic Rhinoceros print of 1515.

National Museum of Wales

In 2016, Rauni delivered her ‘Glacier (II)’ piece, commissioned by the National Museum of Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru) in Cardiff.

It is a development of the original ‘Glacier’, made after experiences on Glaciers in Iceland in in the Nepalese Himalaya, which the Goldsmiths’ Company purchased for their collection in 2014. To find out more about the making of this piece, see the ‘Targeted Force’ film above.

Creative Wales Award

In 2016, Rauni was awarded the Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales award, to develop her creative practice.

Using bronze for the first time, she explored a deeper connection with the powerful landscape of her chosen home, North Wales, particularly drawing on her experiences rock climbing – a powerful and intimate way to explore the landscape.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

In 2011, Rauni made a wedding gift for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, presented on behalf of the people of the Royal County of Berkshire, Kate’s home county.

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