THE GOLDSMITHS’ COMPANY ROSEWATER DISH
Rosewater Mountain Burn Dish created for the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Collection
“To make this piece of work, I needed to form large flat surfaces next to undulating ones, while managing hundreds of solder joins. I am always very proud to see it on display at Goldsmiths’ Hall. It brings an element of the wild mountain scenery into the City.”
“Much of Rauni’s work is inspired by the environment and combines the timeless endurance of mountains with a subtler elegance. A piece of which she is particularly proud, is the Mountain Burn Rosewater dish commissioned by the Goldsmiths’ Company to celebrate Lord Sutherland’s time as Prime Warden. The dish depicts the majestic flowing lines of the Scottish mountain burns (highland rivers) carving life and movement through rock.”
The Goldsmiths’ Company
The Mountain Burn Rosewater dish was commissioned by the Goldsmiths’ Company to celebrate the Lord Sutherland’s time as Prime Warden. The dish depicts the majestic flowing lines of the Scottish mountain burns (highland rivers) carving life and movement through rock.
Rauni was among one of the first women to make a piece that forms part of the Contemporary Buffet, a tiered display in the Livery Hall at Goldsmiths’ Hall that displays the Company’s ceremonial plate and a challenge she set both technically and creatively.
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, more commonly known as the Goldsmiths’ Company, is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London and received its first royal charter in 1327.
The purpose of the Goldsmiths’ Company is to contribute to national life by supporting craftspeople, protecting consumers and working with charitable partners to help people improve their lives.
In the Workshop: Rauni Higson
By the Goldsmiths’ Company
If you would like to find out more about the commissioning process, Rauni would be delighted to have an informal no-obligation chat. You can also find more information here.