Royal College of Art. 1995-1997

Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery

MA by project: The production of domestic silverware

Camberwell College of Art. 1989-1992

BA 3D design: Silversmithing and Metalwork

Selected Employment:

The Akademie, Munich, Germany. 2017 present. Visiting Professor

Alchimia, Florence, Italy. 2017 present. Visiting MA Lecturer

Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden. 2005-8. 201018. Visiting Adjunct Professor

Royal College of Art, UK. 2015-18. Visiting MA Lecturer

Birmingham School of Jewellery, UK. 2005-16. Visiting MA Lecturer

Workshops and Lectures 2018; Taipei and Nantou. Taiwan

Workshops and Lectures 2016; Taipei, Tainan and Kaoshiung. Taiwan

National Academy of the Arts (KHiO) Oslo, Norway. 2015-16. Visiting Lecturer

Workshops and Lectures 2015;  RMIT. Melbourne, SCAT. Sydney, ANU Canberra Australia

Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin and MIT Auckland New Zealand

Nanjing University, China 2014. Guest Professor

Hiko Mizuno, Tokyo, Japan. 2013. Guest Professor

University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China. 2012-13. Guest Professor

Lectured at South China University of Technology (SCUT) Guangzhou, China Academy of Art (CAA) Hangzhou, Nanjing University, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT), Tsinghua University Beijing and Chinese Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Beijing

Sint Lucas, Antwerp, Belgium. 2011. Visiting Lecturer

Rhode Island School of Design, USA. 2011. Visiting Professor

Pforzheim School of Design, Germany. 2009 -2010. Visiting  Professor

National College of Arts, Bergen. Norway. 2009. Visiting lecturer

South-Carelian University, Lappeenranta, Finland. 2008. Visiting lecturer

Selected Fairs and Exhibitions:

Collect. 2005-  The Saatchi Gallery, London. Represented by Gallery S O. London

Design Miami + Art Basel. 2011- Represented by Ornamentum Gallery, USA

Collective. NYC Design Fair. 2013-  Represented by Ornamentum Gallery, USA

Collect Open 2019. Saatchi Gallery London. Installation ROOM with Tracey Rowledge.

Moonlike. 2019. Gallery S O. London, UK

Handheld. 2018.The Aldrich Conemporary Art Museum. USA

Shelved. 2018Collaborative project with Tracey Rowledge. Tunbridge Wells Museum, Library and Adult Eduction Centre. UK. Then toured to Gallery S O London

Altar’d. 2017. SOLO. Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands

Cutlery Show. 2017. With Galerie Traan. Palais Jardin Royal. Paris. France

hold. 2017. Gallery Funaki. Melbourne. Australia

Nature Morte 2017. The National Museum. Wroclaw. Poland

Lost Causes 2016. With Jaydan Moore. Ornamentum Gallery, USA

Fit For Nothing2016. SOLO. Steneby and LOD Stockholm. Sweden

Tabernacle. 2016. With Bettina Speckner. Galerie Christian Pixis. Munich, Germany

Fixing The Unbroken ; New making on the vessel. 201516. Radiant Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia. The National. Christchurch and Objectspace, New Zealand

What Is Not. 2015. With Anders Ljungberg. Galerie Rosemarie Jaeger, Germany

Art Basel. 2015. SwitzerlandRepresented by Ornamentum Gallery, USA

FOG. 2015. San Fransisco. Represented by Ornamentum Gallery, USA

Not Just a Bowl of Cherries. 2014. Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, Belgium

Talking with Eating Tools. 2014. Gallery Vogoze, Seoul, Korea

Give Me A Spoon. 2014. ATTA Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Subversive Design. 2013. Brighton and Hove Museum. UK

Highlights. 2013. Galleri Montan, Copenhagen, Denmark

Pushing Boundaries Chasing Challenges. 2013. Beijing World Art Museum, China

Keeping up with the Times. 2013. Galerie Rosemarie Jaeger, Germany

On Plinth. 2013.  Aspex Gallery. UK

Dialogue with the Baroque. 2013. Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany

Cheongju International Biennale. 2013. Korea

Spare Parts. 2013. SOLO. Gallery S O. London, UK

Design Days Dubai. 2013. represented by Gallery S O. London, UK

IN FLUX. 2012. SOLO. Nutida Svenskt Silver. Stockholm, Sweden

SOFA New York. 2012. Represented by Ornamentum Gallery, USA

Candles and Mirrors. 2012. Galerie Sofie Lachaert. Belgium

The Tool at Hand. 2011. Milwaukee Art Museum. USA. Curated by Ethan Lasser

Lodz Design Festival. 2011. Poland. Curated by BCXSY – B.Cohen & S.Yamamoto

Gwangju Design Biennale. 2011. Korea

Transformation and Metamorphosis.2011. Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany

MetadomesticApplied Art and Other Exceptions. 2011. Linz, Austria. Curated by Monica Gaspar

Mindful of Silver. 2011. The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. London

SOFANew York, 2010+2011. Represented by CAA, London

Modern Masters.2011. Handwerkskammer fur Munchen. Germany

Host. 2011. Velvet Da Vinci, San Francisco. Collaborating with David Gates

Jerwood Contemporary Makers. 2010. Jerwood Space, London. Tours to Belfast and Edinburgh

Intelligent Trouble. 2010. Collaborating with; Helen Carnac, Lin Cheung, David Gates. CAA, UK

Precious: Reclaiming Art and Craft. 2010. Hove Museum and Art Gallery, UK

UK/OK. 2009. British Council touring. Oklahoma, USA

Rosé. A London flavour.  2009. Galerie Rosemarie Jaeger. Germany

The Revivalists. 2009. Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Leading Lights. 2008. Swalesdale Museum, UK

GIFT.Think Tank. 2008. Touring: Austria, UK, Germany and Sweden

Gravity. 2008. Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

TAT MODERN. 2007. Solo.  Galerie SO, Switzerland

Cut and Shut. 2007. Solo. Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands

Containing Craft. 2007. Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Silver in Translation. 2007. Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

Hue, Line, Form. 2007. Contemporary Applied Arts, London

The everyday. 2006-2007. Gallery Flow, London, touring UK and Munich

Jerwood Applied Arts Prize: Metal. 2005. London, Barnsley, Devon and Derbyshire

David Watkins and his students. 2005. CAA, London

Celebrating 30 years of Crafts.2005. V & A Museum, London

Creation. 2004. The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. London

Everything but… 2003-2006. British Council, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Korea and Kazakhstan

Form of Metal.2003. Galerie Handwerk, Germany

La table d’ouvrage. 2003. Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Belgium

Domesticated. 2002. Barrett Marsden Gallery, London

A Field of Silver. 2002. Gallery Flow London, The Scottish Gallery and Detail Zwo Germany

Home Sweet Home. 2001-2002. British Council, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Australia

Selected Collections:

Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA. 2018

Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, UK. 2016

The Hiko Mizuno Collection, Tokyo, Japan. 2014

The National Museum of Northern Ireland. 2014

The National Museum, Oslo, Norway. 2013

Röhsska Museum, Göteborg, Sweden. 2012

Crafts Council, UK. 2000, 2012

New College, Oxford. 2010

Swalesdale Lead Museum. 2007

The Marzee Collection. 2006, 2007

Victoria and Albert Museum. 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. 1999, 2006

Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. 2002, 2005

Shipley Art Gallery. 2003

The British Council. 2002

MTV. 2000

Selected Awards:

The Jerwood Contemporary Makers Prize 2010. Winner.

The Sotheby Award at Collect 2007. Winner.

The Jerwood Applied Arts Prize: Metal 2005. Short listed finalist.

Awarded The Woo Charitable Foundation Bursary. 2002

Awarded The Crafts Council setting up grant. 1999

Awarded The Diploma of Excellence for Silversmithing,Talente. Germany 1998

Selected Publications:

The everydayDVD catalogue. Simone ten Hompel. ISBN 1 89976 47 39

Jerwood Applied Arts Prize: MetalThe Crafts Council. ISBN 1 903713 15

Creation: An Insight Into the Mind of the Modern SilversmithThe Goldsmiths’ Company Catalogue and DVD

Treasures of the 20th Century. Goldsmith Company. Rosemary Ransome Wallis. ISBN 0 907814 30

Everything But … Contemporary British Kitchenware. The British Council.ISBN 0 863555 15

A Field of Silver: Silver in the FieldSimone ten Hompel and Andreas Fabian. ISBN 1899764 259

MetalmorphosisIrena Goldscheider. ISBN 80 7101 037 5


In Transit…

Co-curator with Simone ten Hompel. Schmuck, Munich. February, 2009

Tea’s Up! Curator. Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 2008

Article written by Corinne Julius in the Evening Standard; Britishness set off to a ‘T’

Article written by Teleri Lloyd Jones in Crafts Magazine; Form In A Tea Cup

Brainfood. Curator. Gustavsberg Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden. 2008

In Response to…

Co-curator with Simone ten Hompel. Schmuck, Munich. February, 2008


Maker representative. Contemporary Applied Arts, London. 2007 – 2011



Founding member with Clare Twomey, Tracey Rowledge

Launched 2008

60|40 is an independent artists group, each of whom is working on the outer boundaries of defined disciplines.  Project by project, 60|40 aims to expand the environment for experimental applied arts.


Read Glenn Adamson’s review of ‘Notes for a Future Work’, 60|40’s 10 year collaborative project at Siobhan Davies Studios (PDF) Craft-Magazine-60-40-Glenn-Adamson-Review

Read Pamela Buxtons article of Notes for a Future Works 2010, 60|40 invited Linda Florence, David Gates and Chris Keenan to create new work which explores the relationship between the Studio’s activities and their own practices. (PDF) Crafts-Magazine-60-40-Pamela-Buxton-Article

The Cake Committee

Launched 2009

An “underground” place for cakes and tea. Non professional bakers baking with passion, obsession, madness and art. All profits from our tea-parties go to a few favoured charities. Every 8 weeks… ish

More info;

Read the Saturday Times article; The Cake Committee

If you wish to email me the address is; misterclarke at hotmail dot co dot uk


4 Responses to “CV”

  1. The Goldsmith Magazine Says:

    Dear David, Pleased to send you a copy of our November issue which features The Museum of Sheffield Metalwork Awards which you feature in. Many Thanks

  2. Eliakim Mizrahi Says:

    fantastic CV. I need your help. After having done sculpture as a hobby for some years (see website) I wish to learn silversmithing. I am trying to find a short course at an institution or a teacher where I can learn the art of silversmithing. All I come up with are full time 3 year courses. I would greatly appreciate your help in this matter.
    Dr E Mizrahi

    • misterclarke Says:

      hi, what country to you want to learn silversmithing. I need more information from you to be able to assist you. All the very best

  3. Eliakim Mizrahi Says:

    Hi David, I live in Hendon, London NW4 1LW UK.
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Kim Mizrahi

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