Owen Waterhouse with Möbius 1.00 at the Outokumpu Experience 2015, Berlin

Owen Waterhouse

I am an artist, metalsmith and designer based at Persistence Works in Sheffield, UK

Originally trained in Metalwork & Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University, I set up my business in 2004 designing and making precious metal commissions. 

Since 2010, I’ve diversified my design practice to include larger scale design projects, public art and sculptural works in a wider variety of materials. I often work in collaboration with specialist companies, artists and designers to design, produce and manage design projects.

My training is significant to how I realise a concept. It has taught me to look in detail at everything I do. I need to be patient, work with precision, understand the nature of material and be very aware of the quality of the work I create.

I strive to create objects that are beautiful, useful and intriguing.  I trained as a silversmith so the act of making with my hands is very important. The making process compliments both my use of technology as a stage in the process of creation and the development of sculptural forms within a virtual environment, enabling me to explore methods of construction. 

Often working on client-initiated commissions, I develop artwork influenced by a combination of location, concept and consultation. Exploration of pattern, material and process drive my practice and form the common bond between the artworks I create.  These explorations often have as equal an influence on the outcome of the work as the original seed of a concept.

Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about me or my work, commission new work or collaborate with me on your project.