Martin Cameron is a Contemporary Irish Silversmith and Goldsmith based in Randalstown Co. Antrim Northern Ireland and works to both private and public commission. Martin is a graduate member of Contemporary British Silversmiths- www.contemporarybritishsilversmiths.org
Inspired by the wild Landscapes of Northern Ireland Martins work takes on natural forms and often contrasts between fine and delicate leaves and flowers to rough branch like forms reflecting the harsh and weathered yet beautiful landscapes around him.
Although working under the title of Silversmith and Goldsmith the work is far from traditional, precious metals have been used in a new and innovative way to produce fine and decorative sculptural pieces questioning the boundaries of silversmithing.
"An ethereal sense of atmosphere surrounds work inspired by fine and instinctive drawings of the Irish moorland and wild grasses. Decorative and sculptural the pieces embody the same delicacy and spontaneity as the sketches they are based on, they become a complete visual experience of the beauty and vulnerability in new life and growth and simplicity in its most elegant form."
2014- 2016- MFA Multi Disciplinary Design- University of Ulster Belfast School Of Art
2011-2014 - BA Hons degree Contemporary Applied Arts, Graduated with 1st Class Honours - University of Ulster, Belfast School of Art
2010-2011 BDes Hons Art & Design (Foundation Year for Specialist Degrees) Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster