Megan Falconer has worked as a practicing silversmith for five years, since graduating with a BA in Jewellery and Silversmithing from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. She runs her own independent practice, and also teaches at Vanilla Ink The Smiddy, a silversmithing workshop in Banff.
In early 2020, Megan visited QEST Scholar Rod Kelly at South House Workshop, Shetland for a week-long chasing & repoussé course. A 2020 QEST Iliffe Family Charitable Foundation Scholarship funded a further 16 weeks of one-to-one training with Rod, in both Shetland and Banff, to further develop her chasing, repoussé and fabrication techniques.
“My craft explores the connection between the tool, the maker and the object created. Through the exploration of materials and processes, I interpret my surrounding landscape through textural surfaces onto metal. By combining traditional techniques with contemporary practices, I create functional and decorative silverware that highlights the qualities of both.”