Alex Brogden M.A. R.C.A.
Tel. 0114 2307708
Fax. 0114 2309634
Email: alexbrogden@gmail.com

Born
1954 Rochford, Essex, U.K.

Education
1983 - 1986 Royal College of Art
1979 - 1982 Middlesex University
1981 Bezalel Academy of Art Jerusalem- 4 month exchange
1978 - 1979 Paris- foundation studies

Exhibitions
2015 Sept to Jan 2016, The Silversmith's Art, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, catalogue
2014 April, Silversmithing: A Celebration of Excellence, Goldsmith's Centre, London
2014 Candelabra Display for 'The Story of the Livery Dinner' Lecture, Goldsmiths'Hall, London
2013 Oct. Bulgari 5th Ave New York. "The silver art of Alex Brogden" (solo show)
2013 Feb-Oct Designed to Shine , Millennium Gallery Sheffield
2012 June John Higgins contemporary silver, Lindfield, Group exhibition
2012 May Festival of Silver, The Goldsmiths’Centre, London
2011 May- July The Goldsmiths’ Company London, Making the 2000 year old Corieltavi silver bowl
2010 Victoria&Albert Museum, The Silver Trust Collection
2008 National Museum of Ireland,Dublin, ' Treasures of Today, Goldsmiths'Company Collection'
2008 Treasures of the English Church,Goldsmiths' Hall London,Poster features York Minster Cross
2009 Silver Trust Collection,Hame Castle, Finland
2009 Contemporary Art from the V&A, Fairfax House York
2007 Treasures of Today,silver from Goldsmiths Company Collection, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
2006 TEFAF Maastricht - showing with Galerie von Bartha
2006 Treasures of Today, silver from Goldsmiths Company Collection, Birmingham Museum
2005 Treasures of Today, silver from Goldsmiths Company Collection, Millennium Gallery
2005 Making it yours : Metalwork from the Crafts Council Collection, Crafts council London
2005 T.E.F.A.F. Maastricht – showing with Galerie von Bartha
2005 Collect at V&A, Alex Brogden, Anna Dickinson and Edmund De Waal (Galerie Von Bartha
2004 Treasures of Today, Silver from Goldsmiths Hall Collection ,The Harley Gallery
2004 Creation, The Goldsmiths Hall, London
2004 T.E.F.A.F. Maastricht – showing with Galerie Von Bartha
2003 Cultura, Basle, Switzerland (vessel featured on cover of art fair publicity)
2003 Alex Brogden/Anna Dickinson, Galerie Von Bartha, Basle, Switzerland
2003 National Silver Collection, The Silver Trust, Christies London
2003 Goldsmiths’ Company summer exhibition, Goldsmiths’ Hall London
2003 Recent Acquisitions, Trinity Hall, Trinity College Cambridge
2002 Innovation & Design at The Danish Silver Museum, Koldinghus Denmark
2002 Celebration, The Goldsmiths Company
2002 Slice, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
2002 Jewels For The Table, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
2001 Silver Lives! At The Gilbert Collection, Somerset House London
2001 The Millennium Punch Bowl, Victoria & Albert Museum London
2000 Treasures of the 20th Century, The Goldsmith’s Company 20th Century Collection, Goldsmiths Hall, London (catalogue)
2000 Contemporary Applied Arts 2000, Sotheby’s London
1999 Metalmorphosis, Tradition & Innovation in British Silver & Metalwork, Prague Museum of Decorative Arts- tour to Berlin,organised by British Council ( catalogue )
1999 One man Focus exhibition, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
1998 The Banqueting Table, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
1998 Spirit of the Times, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle ( catalogue )
1998 New Breed, Christies, New York, Organised by New Breed Arts
1998 Contemporary Decorative Arts, Sotheby`s, London ( catalogue )
1997 Treasures of Today, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
1997 Craftsmanship & Design Awards, Goldsmiths Hall, London
1997 Contemporary Metal from the Crafts Council Collection, Barbican Centre, London
1996 The Napkin Ring, Goldsmiths Hall, London
1996 Gestaltendes Handwerk, Handwerkskammer, Munich ( catalogue )
1995 The Silver Trust National Silver Collection, Christies, New York ( catalogue )
1995 Out of This World, Crafts Council, London ( catalogue, tour )
1995 On Their Metal, Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London
1995 Goldsmiths Company Modern Plate Collection, Aberdeen City Art Gallery & Museum
1994 Creation, Claridges, organised by Goldsmiths’ Company ( catalogue )
1994 Contemporary European Silverwork, Mead Gallery, Coventry
1993 The National Silver Collection, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
1993 The National Silver Collection, No.10 Downing Street, London
1993 New Metalwork, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
1993 Collection du Louvre, Salon D`Interiors, Paris, France
1993 A Sparkling Party,Provinciaal Veligheidsinstituut, Antwerp, Belgium
1992 Lichfield Cathedral Silver Collection, Victoria & Albert Museum, London ( catalogue )
1992 British Goldsmiths of Today, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London ( catalogue )
1992 Alex Brogden, Liberty’s, London ( solo )
1989 Sotheby’s Decorative Arts Award Exhibition, London and Seibu Tokyo ( catalogue )
1987 New British Design, Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan ( tour )


Collections
2015 The Dawson Centrepiece, Sidney Sussex College Collection, Cambridge
2015 'Johnson solid' vase, The Goldsmiths' Company Collection
2014 Trinity Hall College Cambridge, silver sculptural piece
2013 Lectern, The Coopers’ Company Collection, London
2011-12 Three pairs of Candelabra, The Haberdashers’ Company Collection, London
2011 Replica of the 2000 year old Corieltavi Bowl, The Goldsmiths Company Collection
2009-10 Three pairs of Candlesticks, The Society of Dilettanti, London
2009 The Fox Club London, Covered Cup
2008 Pair fluted candlesticks, The Pearson Collection
2008 Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Large silver bowl
2007 Adams Rosewater Bowl ,The Clothworkers Company Collection
2006 Pair of Candelabra, Mr David Peake's Prime Wardens Commission, The Goldsmiths Company
2005 Sheffield Millennium Gallery, 7 piece cutlery set & Bulgari bowl prototype
2005 Victoria & Albert Museum, silver fish server.
2004 Lectern , The Haberdashers Company collection
2002 Convoluted Vessel,Collection of Trinity Hall Cambridge
2002 Set of four, three light candelabra, The Mercers’ Company collection
2001 The Millennium Punchbowl, Sheffield Millennium Gallery
2000 Cross and Candlesticks for The Nave Altar, York Minster Millennium Silver Collection
1998 The Swiney Cup, Royal College of Physicians with the R.S.A, London
1996 Lord Tombs Rosewater Dish, Prime Wardens Commission, Goldsmiths Company
1994 Large fluted silver dish, Collection of The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple
1994 Straight Cut Dish, Collection of Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
1993 Single Wave Dish, Crafts Council Collection, London
1992 The G.B.Wilson Rosewater Bowl, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
1992 Pair of large Candelabra, The Silver Trust National Collection, 10 Downing St.London
1991 Pair of Silver Acolyte Tapers, Lichfield Cathedral Silver Collection, Lichfield
1990 Silver Wave Dish, Modern Plate Collection, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

Selected Private Commissions/Collections
Sir Terence Etherton Q.C. Pair of large Candelabra
Mr.Nicola Bulgari Granite and silver table, Silver and glass étagère
Mr & Mrs Firth Fluted bowl & silver box
Mr.David Battie Large fluted dish
Mr.Michael McCrum Ciborium for Corpus Christi College Chapel, Cambridge
Sir.Stewart and Lady Lipton Tall, wild fluted silver vase & silver box
Mr.Ralph Heller Menorah and large hexagonal,chased box
Mr.& Mrs.Till Silver centrepiece with candleholders and two fluted vessels
Robin Stewart Q.C. Silver wine salver
Adrian Ward Jackson Silver basin and ewer
Sir Anthony Jacobs Sculptural silver dish
Mr & Mrs.Padley Processional cross for St.Denys church, Sleaford
Professor Rabinovitch Piece for the Rabinovitch Server Collection

Awards etc.
1997 Goldsmiths/Crafts Council Award for Silver Chasing
1990 Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers
1989 Setting Up Grant, Crafts Council
1986 Royal College of Art, B.Yehia Memorial Prize for Outstanding Metalwork
1984 Royal Society of Arts, Travel Bursary to Egypt for Winning Medal Design
1981 The Platinum Award for Jewellery Design

Books
2014 Silversmithing, A Contemporary Guide to Making, Hill & Putland, Crowood Press
2000 Contemporary Silver, Commissioning,Designing, S.Rabinovitch Dr. Helen Clifford
1998 The Best of New British Design, Peta Levi, Mitchell Beazley
1996 Bulgari, Daniela Mascetti, Abbeville Press
1993 Sotheby’s Concise Encyclopaedia of Silver, Charles Truman, Conran Octopus
1993 Italian Silverware of the 20th Century, Elekta

Articles
2012 Oct Treasures of Rome,BBC4, Talking about the Mildenhall silver in the British Museum
2012 July Crafts Magazine, Page 2, Full page image of ‘Axis’ vase
2012 July Country Life, A Week of Siver Shows, image of ‘Axis’ vase
2011 May BBC 1 News, Ancient Hallaton Silver bowl inspires London exhibition
2011 The Goldsmiths’Review, The Corieltavi silver Bowl- 2000 years old, image of Alex Brogden holding his replica next to the original
2011 May Country Life, Silversmiths of the Iron Age
2007 The Goldsmiths Review, 'Reflective Form' 4 page illustrated profile of Alex Brogden,silversmith. 2006 The Times, 10th Nov. The past 25 years in silver (photo), Conal Gregory
2006 The Clothworkers Company Report, Interview & photo
2002 THE GOLDSMITHS REVIEW,Innovation & Design, at Danish Silver Museum (photo)
2001 THE GOLDSMITHS REVIEW,York Minster Millennium Silver,Curator’s Report, The Millennium Punchbowl Collaboration , Lord Cunliffe
2000 COUNTRY LIFE Dec 7, York’s New Silver, Michael Hall
1998 ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS Journal 3/4, The Swiney Prize 1999, Celia Joicey
1998 SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 13th September, Spirit of The Times, John Mcewen
1997 THE GOLDSMITHS REVIEW,Goldsmiths Company Collection,Rosemary Ransome
Wallis
1996 FINANCIAL TIMES 15th Dec, Gentler Pursuits...., Lucia van der Post
1995 CRAFTS, May/June, The Waves
1995 HOUSE & GARDEN August, Decorators Note Book, Laura Arie
1994 COUNTRY LIFE January, Keeping Up With the Smiths, Michael Hall
1994 TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE, Taking a Shine To Silver, Michael Hall
1993 THE INDEPENDENT Sept, Spending, Contemporary Silver Revival
1993 THE DANCING TIMES May, The Corpus Christi Rosewater Bowl
1991 CRAFTS,Nov/Dec, Holy Orders, Margot Coatts
1991 THE ANTIQUE COLLECTOR Oct, Interview with Nicola Bulgari
1991 VOGUE DECORATION INTERNATIONAL, June, Solar Variations
1990 SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE July, Design, Earthly Delights
1990 INTERIORS Aug, Antennae
1990 CREATIVE BRITAIN Sept, Article
1990 ELLE Feb, Life Forms
1990 MARIE CLAIRE March, Article
1990 SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE May, Three Contemporary Silversmiths
1989 ELLE Nov, Lights Fantastic, Emma Bernhardt
1989 MARIE CLAIRE, London-Sterling Work
1988 I.T.V., HEIRLOOMS Aug, David Battie
1986 CREATIVE REVIEW Oct, New Jewellery
1986 BLUEPRINT Aug, Art in the Marketplace
1986 VOGUE Aug, The New Collectables

Additional Projects etc.
2004 Goldsmiths Company Modern Collection Committee
2004 Glass and silver for Nicola Bulgari in collaboration with Anna Dickinson
2004 Designed and prototyped decorative flatware for Dansk International Designs, New York
1998 Architectural scale glass and silver vases designed and made in collaboration with
glass artist Neil Wilkin for Asprey Garrard
1992 Installed electroforming equipment in the silver dept. at R.C.A.

Lecturing etc.
2004 University of Plymouth Approval Panel adviser to approve new silversmithing course
Visiting Lecturer: Royal College of Art
Camberwell School of Art
Leicester Polytechnic

Recent Commissions
2015 The Dawson Centrepiece, Sidney Sussex College Cambridge
2015 'Johnson solid' vase, The Goldsmiths' Company, London
2013 Lectern , The Coopers’ Company London
2013 Four pairs Candelabra, The Haberdashers’Company London
2012 Large Fluted Silver bowl, Mr Nicola Bulgari, Rome
2007 Rosewater Bowl, The Clothworkers Company
2006 Pair Candelabra, David Peake's Prime wardens Commission, The Goldsmiths Company
2005 Large fluted bowl , The Keatley Trust
2005 Centrepiece ,The Haberdashers Company London
2004 Box, Sir Stuart and Lady Lipton ( Governments ‘Architecture Tzar )
2004 Lectern, The Haberdashers Company,London
2003 Pair of large five light Candelabra for Sir Terence Etherton Q.C.
2002 Court Wine Cup for Alderman Richard Agutter
2002 Processional Candlesticks, Bath Abbey
2002 Scuptural vessel, Trinity College Collection, Cambridge
2002 Set of four,three light candelabra, The Mercers Company, London
2002 Chalice, St.Alban's Cathedral

Alex Brogden is represented by:

Galerie von Bartha
Schertlingasse 16
CH-4051
Basel
Switzerland
Website: galerievonbartha.com