The Silverware and Candlesticks that Brett Payne produces are all individually hot forged, by hand, in Sterling Silver.
Traditionally Silversmiths work the metal cold but if treated with respect and great care it can also be worked hot; the art of hot forging silver is not much practiced today but it does have a long tradition. Brett Payne has taken this tradition to a new level, developing the skill of hand forging Silver to explore new applications.
Brett Payne’s candlesticks are a synthesis of this ancient technique with his own very original and contemporary ideas of form. His understanding of the importance of simplicity leads to a refreshingly direct and uncomplicated way of making that produces visually stunning and yet disarmingly practical pieces