IN THE PRESS
“Then there is Hal Messel, whose flare and intricate work is of the finest and always a source of wonder.”
Nicola Crawley, Sybil Colefax & John Fowler
THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED
Closer to home, Cotswolds-based silversmith Hal Messel is gaining recognition for his striking craftsmanship inspired by the Huguenot silver masters of the 17th and 18th century, with a modern, whimsical touch. His exhibition earlier this year for Craft Week at Pimlico Road’s Colefax & Fowler showroom garnered praise aplenty from press and collectors alike. We met Hal, who works from his glorious, converted, honey-coloured chapel, surrounded by tools of his trade and relics of the Messel family’s artistic legacy, to hear about his passion for working with the precious metal.
"I believe silver is a really exciting material. It was after all created in the last second of a particularly large supernova occurrence." - Hal Messel
- Cosmo Brockway,