is run by David and Michael Brown, a father and son partnership. The unique designs and crafts are fashioned in copper, pewter and
sometimes brass. The metal work often incorporates stained-glass
and David designs his pieces in a quintessential style some of which have a medieval essence to them whilst others have the character of a celtic soul.
Brown was born and raised in Glasgow and is a self taught master in his metal
workings and craft. The range varies from handmade artefacts, boxes, clocks, mirrors and clocks to bespoke
commissions. Some of David's designs hark back to the stylistic influences of
Art Nouveau especially those pieces with longitude proportions that are evocative
of the designs of Charles Rennie Macintosh. David's other designs, his clocks
and wall mirrors for example have an architectural quality which is reminiscent
of both medieval structures and early metal work.
Over time David
went into partnership with his son Michael who served a five year
apprenticeship with his father and both of them now work not only on the
aforementioned detail but have undertaken a wide range of commissions. These
include friezes, wall lighting, metal sculptures and pelmonts. The metal that
is used can be incorporated into many different styles and designs.
Otago has exhibited and sold very well in various galleries throughout the UK, his work has been in great demand in Liberty London. Today the father and son team work on their unique designs as well as taking on private commissions for bespoke pieces of sculpture, furniture and other individual designs.