18 NOVEMBER - 20 DECEMBER
FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK
18 - 20 NOVEMBER
Known as 'The Ring Master', Sarabande alumni and BOUND artist Castro Smith boards the plane to our New York takeover at Bergdorf Goodman.
Castro Smith has become synonymous with immense craftsmanship and intricate pieces that as personal as a tattoo. Now known as a master engraver and jewellery designer, Castro Smith started his training as a painter and printmaker, a style that comes through in the design of his rings. He began training with a traditional apprenticeship with the Goldsmiths Company and studied in one of the largest engraving firms, RH Wilkins.
In 2017 he was awarded the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust scholarship and travelled to Japan to study with Japanese masters under the guidance of Hiroshi Suzuki. Castro has been in-residence at Sarabande since 2017, and uses his knowledge of engraving to create contemporary pieces, experimenting with European and Japanese engraving techniques, producing a cross fertilisation of styles and processes.
With an extensive client list that keeps on growing, Castro focuses on bespoke commissions, allowing for personal stories to be told through symbols and engraved into a one-of-a-kind piece.