Metalsmith/Designer/Educator

BIO

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Yorkshire metalsmith Nick Grant Barnes and his wife Diane; two brilliant teenagers, two cats & Bethany the pup have made their home & workspace in Maryland, USA since 1995.

Through teaching & creating one off commissions for customers & exhibitions, he has developed his style working with a myriad of mediums from precious metals; plastics; woods & not too precious materials that are fun to play with.

His work has been collected & exhibited internationally, as well as featured in numerous publications.

500 Metal vessels
http://larkcrafts.com/bookstore/?isbn=9781579908768
500 Wedding Rings
http://larkcrafts.com/bookstore/?isbn=9781600590542
The Yaw Gallery – The Functional Vase – 1998
http://www.worldcat.org/title/functional-vase-project-1998-an-exhibition-documenting-the-diversity-of-ideas-prevalent-among-contemporary-metalsmiths/oclc/040327624

The Yaw Gallery – Pieces that Serve – 1999

The Yaw Gallery – Metalsmiths in America – 2002

FoldForming – Charles lewton brain
http://www.brainpress.com/Foldforming.html

Nick currently teaches part time in the Jewelry department at the prestigious Art League School in Alexandria, VA.
http://www.theartleague.org/school/

He is an active & proud member of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths – http://www.washingtonguildofgoldsmiths.com

 

AWARDS

Metals prize – Creative Crafts Council – 1998

Extraordinary Service Award – Washington Guild of Goldsmiths Biennial Show – 2002

Metals prize – Creative Crafts Council – 2002

Secret Indentities Show – Best in show – 2nd place – 2005

WGG – Metalwork Biennial show – Jurors special recognition award – 2005

Saul Bell design award – Rio Grande – 2nd place in the Enamel category – collaborative piece with Abby Shindler Goldblatt.

WGG – Metalwork Biennial show – jurors special recognition award – 2010

Metals prize – Creative Crafts Council – 2011

WGG – Metalwork Biennial show – jurors special recognition award – 2014

Crafts Council – Metals 1st Place Award – Every Piece Has its Moment – 2015.

WGG – Metalwork Biennial show – jurors special recognition award  – 2016

Creative Crafts Council – jurors Metals honorable mention – 2017

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