Hal Messel is an English silversmith and fine artist who creates highly imaginative silverware and sculpture commissions.
He trained in the Huguenot silversmithing tradition, acquiring a broad technical repertoire under Steve Wager, an Asprey’s silversmith of 25 years. In 2011 he was awarded a commendation for his technical ability by the Goldsmiths’ Company and, under their auspices, took up an apprenticeship with the celebrated silversmith Jocelyn Burton.
Having set up in business under his own name, his enthusiasm and imaginative designs swiftly led to notable private commissions . "The St George's House Tree of Wisdom", received by Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra on behalf of the Dean and Canons of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where it is permanently housed, to honour the Founders of St George’s House and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’s unstinting support over 50 years.
Hal has worked with a some of the most prestigious interior designers in the UK and the US. A solo exhibition was hosted for him by Colefax & Fowler at their showroom during London Craft Week 2017.
Devoted to maintaining and encouraging traditional skills he often incorporates other media in his pieces, and has worked with glass casters Jackson Fawkes on several pieces. Hal also has a collection available through www.whiteworksgroup.co.uk.
He is available for private commissions of every scale.
Please contact Hal with any queries, ideas and commission proposals.