Edward Cook is a silversmith and bespoke jeweler and sculptor. He emigrated from South Wales in 1996 after being accepted on to the Bachelor of Design (Craft Metals) course at NCAD.
He had experience in bronze sculpting after leaving art college. He then worked in the manufacturing jewelry trade for a brief stint before settling on the craft of silversmithing. He gained valuable experience working for one of Ireland’s leading silversmiths and set up his own studio in 2003 in the harbour town of Skerries.
In 2016 he was offered the chance to work at Hamilton and Inches, the Royal warrant holders, in Edinburgh, for six months.
He won the RTE/Crafts Council programe, CraftMaster in 2011 with a large wrought iron chair which was based on the tines of a fork. He was selected to exhibit at Sculpture in Context 2022 at the National Botanical Gardens in Dublin. The piece selected was a giant three metre high aluminum ring pull from a soda can called ‘Under Pressure’, to reflect the times we’re living in.
His work ethos is based very much on traditional techniques of silversmithing although he is not averse to encompassing new technologies when the need arises.
He has travelled extensively and gained valuable insights into the visual Arts of various cultures around the world, both contemporary and prehistoric.
He has pieces in corporate and private collections worldwide.