David Clarke is cited as one of Britain's most innovative and iconoclastic makers. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1997, he has produced a wealth of covetable objects that have proven pivotal in the renaissance of contemporary British silversmithing.
Clarke uses everyday objects like pots, spoons and plates to play with themes of function and dysfunction. He seeks to push the boundaries of the silversmithing tradition, humorously celebrating the craft by poking holes in its inflated set of perceived values. He challenges longstanding assumptions about technique and history to present a new family of slightly surreal characters; hapless and unwanted treasures from the past given a wry new life.