GOLDEN SPOT FOR A GOLDSMITH
Gold and silversmith Rod Kelly plies his craft in Shetland, at the South House Silver Workshop he runs with wife Sheila McDonald, an enameller and jeweller. Manasi Depala (above with Rod) is one of the seven QEST scholars he’s taught over the past decade.
It’s a remote spot, but a rewarding one. ‘Some days when the wind blows we wonder what we were thinking,’ says Rod, ‘but when the sun comes out the wildlife appears and you can see whales, porpoises and dolphins passing by. It’s amazing.’ But in February, he adds, he has to keep the woodstove blazing day and night to stay warm.