MARK MUNSON SILVERSMITH
New silver Chalice commissions, ciboria and more.
Mark Munson Craftsman in Church Silver, Silver Plate and Brass Work.
I have over the last thirty years made many New Silver Chalice, Patens and Ciboria, Wafer and Pyx boxes and other pieces of ecclesiastical and ceremonial plate.
I have been using traditional methods to make the finest quality hand wrought Silver Chalices, Ciboria, Wafer boxes and other ecclesiastical and ceremonial silver, both for the home market and for export all over the world. I am able to use my vast experience as an ecclesiastical silversmith to make Altar Sets, Candlesticks, Processional Crosses, Croziers, Chalice and Ciboria.
I can make to personal designs and specifications, produce replicas of existing pieces or copies of items which have been lost.
I also have vast expertise and experience in the restoration and repair of Monstrance, Viaticum, Antique Chalice, Patens and other ecclesiastical ceremonial silverware.
I am also able to offer gold plating, gilding and re-silver plating. Polishing of silver, silver and gold plate and brass work, replace glass for silver cruets and the restoration of thurribles.
A new Silver Chalice, Ciboria and Bowl Patent were all made from new, specially commissioned and design for The Church of the Sacred Heart of Waterlooville. It was dedicated in a special service at the beginning of July 2011.
St Cuthberts Cross replica. A specially designed individual commission. The silver cross measured 3″x3″, the stone in the middle was a garnet and the inset is cloisonné enameling, totaling 48 individually laid sections.
MARK MUNSON HISTORY
1972 Foundation course at Sir John Cass College School of Art London
1973 5 year apprenticeship at the last ecclesiastical silversmith in London, Blunt and Wray, St Johns Street in Clerkenwell London.
1978 Start own business
1989 Become a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
1991 Become a Freeman of the City of London
I just wanted to let you know how delighted all the ex-curates were with the unique pectoral cross you made for us, and that the new Bishop of Monmouth was absolutely thrilled with it when we presented it to him. As his Chaplain at the service I had the honour of presenting it to the Archbishop of Wales to place upon Bishop Richard. It was the object of much discussion after the service. Bishop Richard is looking forward to wearing for his first visit to see the sisters at Ty Mawr Convent, whose ‘Christ on the living tree’ inspired us in commissioning the cross from you. Many thanks once again. All good wishes, –Fr John
I got the cross safely back to Bermuda. Everyone is thrilled with the work that you did and the cross will be carried splendidly in St John's Church for many decades to come. Thanks again for all your work and skill in restoring it. With best regards, –Mr Brookes
I was already delighted with the cross and chain when I opened the parcel yesterday, but when I got home and was able to examine the cross by magnifying glass, I was even more pleased. The quality both of your silversmithing and of your enameled's work is incredible, and there is a huge amount of detail which I had never expected could be put in without it becoming prohibitively expensive. This really is an extremely accurate replica of the St Cuthbert's Cross - far more so than I ever expected when I commissioned it. I look forward to seeing the original in Durham later this summer; I shall expect to be even more impressed by your work when I can compare yours against the original. Thank you for your hard-work; I look forward to talking to you about my next project this Autumn. Yours Sincerely,–Dr Thorn
Much oohing and aahing was heard as the parishioners were given their first viewing of your work at the dedication on Friday. A neighbouring priest was particularly impressed wanting to know where we had got them from.!Kindest Regards,– Frances The Church of the Sacred Heart of Waterlooville