Castro Smith is a jewellery designer who values craftsmanship in the creation of his work. It’s historical identity has been a huge inspiration for the symbology and iconography incorporated into each of his pieces. All of Castro's tools are handmade, some only being used a few times each year, but all serving a different purpose. He aims to take his traditional craftsmanship and “move it into contemporary progression” by combining new material with old processes, creating a new aesthetic.
A globally recognised artist and engraver, Castro Smith will create a hand engraved vessel that explores the creative journey of an object for London Craft Week. The commissioned piece will celebrate the exchange of ideas across disciplines – including engraving and hammer raising, as well as embracing unique skills, materials and traditions from different cultures. The piece will also represent the commitment to craft involved in making Ketel One Vodka and the Nolet family’s continuing dedication to sourcing the best ingredients and suppliers who share their passion.