Steve Wager FIPG SDC
Steve Wager FIPG SDC – Master Silversmith, Freeman of the City of London.
Steve Wager mastered the art and craft of making fine silver/goldware after five years apprenticeship training under his master, goldsmith, Algernon Asprey, he then went to work in the workshops of Crown Jewellers Asprey Garrard, based in Bond Street. He stayed there for over 25 years working on special commissions for objet d’art and bespoke jewellery in gold, silver and platinum for our Royal family, Crowned Heads of State around the world, Arab sheiks and other notable wealthy clients.
Today, Steve works entirely on special commissions for national/international collectors who are looking for exceptional quality – a hand made piece that no-one else will have. His work is distinctive and although classically trained as a Gold/Silversmith he has through experience, risen to the challenges of procreating contemporary styles adding these to his classical creations a divergent fusion of classic/contemporary forms have evolved.
But there comes a time in the life of a master craftsman when they want to offer others the opportunity to develop skills of their own and to experience the joy of working with precious metals. When Steve moved his workshop to Hatton Garden he dedicated part of his workshop to teaching/mentoring private students, teaching enthusiasts from complete beginners to private master classes for those who want to hone their skills and expertise.
Steve loves working. Whether it is creating a silver train designed to carry the port around the guests at a dining table or making a tiny silver spoon for a christening gift, the joy of hammering raising and forging precious metals transforming a flat sheet of silver or gold into some will be treasured forever – never diminishes.
Steve is a Fellow and is on the board of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths (IPG) and a member and on the board of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (SDC).