Ian Calvert was born in 1938, and became an apprentice with R E Stone when he was 16. His superb craftsmanship quickly became noticed, and by the age of 19 was already winning major prizes for his craft abilities. What was unusual in one so young was his flair for design, and before he had finished his Apprenticeship, he was already designing pieces for R E Stone.
Ian has spent the last 50+ years working as a silversmith, and today is still working part-time from his workshop at home. Ian’s designs are still breathtaking, always bold and imaginative, and he still wins prizes!! His Craftsmanship is quite exceptional, and he is very much a silversmith’s silversmith, even undertaking work on behalf of many other accomplished silversmiths He thrives on the challenge as this piece demonstrate.