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Biography, Our Workshop & Commission Archive


Brett Payne is a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a Freeman of The Cutlers’ Company of Hallamshire, a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths, a past Chairman of The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council and a Director of British Silver Week.

He regularly exhibits his work both in the UK and abroad and has participated in numerous exhibitions, most notably at The Pompidou Centre, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; The Keith Lippert Gallery, Washington; The Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow and at The Goldsmiths’ Hall in London. In recent years he has exhibited his work in Munich, New York and Antwerp, as well as Finland, Holland and Denmark.

Brett has won many awards for his craftsmanship and his work can be seen in numerous collections including the V&A, the Vintners’ Company,
The Cutlers’ Company and The House of Lords.



Brett’s workshop is in an area of Sheffield that was once the heart of the city’s silversmithing industry and is still home to a number of small workshops. Brett designs and hand-makes all his silverware and many of his own tools in this workshop. Take a look at our blog or videos page for more on how each piece is made.

Commission Archive

On this page you’ll find images of some of the commissions Brett has undertaken in the last few years for specific occasions, institutions and individuals.

House of Lords


Honeycomb Dish

Argo II


Butterfly Ball

Liquid Candlestick


Z Candlesticks


Tall Vases

St. Ledger