The Making of the Mountain Burn Rosewater Dish by Rauni Higson

The Holburne Museum
Great Pulteney Street
Bath BA2 4DB


£10 (or £14 which includes exhibition admission ticket redeemable before 22 January)

19th January 2017, 7pm to 8pm

Contact Telephone: 01225 388569


This talk by silversmith and Chair of Contemporary British Silversmiths, Rauni Higson will Illustrate the process of creating the Mountain Burn Rosewater dish, commissioned by the Goldsmiths’ Company, from the inception of the design inspired by the Scottish landscape through design development using 3D models, to making the piece in silver. Enjoy a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the wonderful world of the silversmith’s workshop.

Finnish trained Rauni Higson is a leading British silversmith. The location of her studio in the Snowdonia mountain region of North Wales informs her work, all made by hand and by hammer, a contemporary interpretation of traditional skills.


This event is part of Silver: Light and Shade, curated by the Holburne Museum which ends on the 22nd January 2017

Silver: Light and Shade explores the unique properties of an extraordinary material. Best appreciated when handled and used, silver is lustrous and alive. The colour and patina of silver are affected by the techniques used to work it and the way it has been cared for. Silver can be turned black or matt white, it goes red under heat; it can be combined with base and other precious metals, enamel or precious stones. Silver: Light and Shade will tell a new story about silver, celebrating its visual impact, how it is worked, and what it means.

Rosewater dish standard view x

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