John Creed

Read on to find out more about John’s work and to view his gallery and videos of an interview and demonstration of his craft.

John has always had an interest in metal that relates to architecture. He has made many large spectacular sculptures in various metals while also working in silver on a smaller scale. Above all, he loves to combine the different metals in one piece. He was therefore the obvious choice to be paired with Ian Rankin, who wanted a piece that spoke about Scotland’s industrial past. The famous Forth Bridge was the inspiration for the tray. As the bridge physically connects Edinburgh and Fife, so the tray symbolically connects the two for Ian. The airtight stopper on the jug ensures the Irn Bru stays bubbly.


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Materials: sterling silver, silver gilt, patinated brass
Jug Height: 27 cms
Jug Weight: 0.640 kgs



Interview with John Creed