photo by Philip Sinden
Introduction by Grant Gibson Editor of Crafts magazine. “Glenn Adamson chews the fat with a silversmith who happily divides popular opinion. David Clarke reveals the tender side, unexpected in a maker whose work often appears aggressively to transgress the traditional boundaries of his discipline (“Is this intended to be some kind of joke?” asked one critic). The story of how Dead on Arrival was made, as his mother was being treated for cancer, is hugely poignant – and provides proof (if any was needed) that Clarke is no joker but an artist with which to be reckoned.