Verdigris' proprietor, David
Hyde, acquired his passion for metalwork
of all kind when he began making silver
jewellery as a hobby. He
soon became fascinated with the contrast between the malleability
and almost fluid nature of most metals and
their strength and solidity. This in turn led to his exploration
the rich and varied surfaces possible with forged metalwork.
As he discovered more and more facets of this time honoured craft,
he began to take on larger commissions and work with many different
metals. This led to the setting up of Verdigris in 2001.
Since then David has built up a large portfolio of
creative and artistic metalwork. Although his output is diverse,
both in scale and nature, his jewellery making roots are always strongly
reflected in the attention to detail he
pays to all his commissions.