Head of Architecture and Design

Drummond trained as a 3D designer, at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen and at postgraduate level at the Royal College of Art in London. His digitally designed and manufactured craft pieces have been selected for a number of major European and UK exhibitions, including Languages, 2006; Jerwood Contemporary Makers, 2008; Matter1, Dovecott, 2010; Labcraft, Crafts Council, 2010-12, Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London 2009-13. His work is represented by the Wills Lane Gallery in St Ives. He also has several key pieces of work in national collections, including the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, Crafts Council, London, Shipley Museum, Tyne and Wear, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Shropshire.


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Contact details

Telephone 01326 370489



Year Qualification Awarding body
2000 MA by project, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery Royal College of Art, London
1998 BA (Hons) Design and Craft (First Class) Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Honors and awards

Year Description

Winner of the Artfund, awarded by the Crafts Council


Winner of the Friends of Aberdeen Silver Commission


Shortlisted for the design of the Olympic and Paralympic Medals for the 2012 Games


Shortlisted for National Metalwork Design Award, Sheffield


Selected for Jerwood Contemporary Makers


Selected as one of five craft practitioners for the largest AHRC funded project in the crafts, 'Past Present and Future Craft Practice', University of Dundee


Shortlisted for National Collecting Scheme for Scotland


Contemporary Art Society, piece purchased for collection


Deutsche Bank, 'Pyramid Award for Art', winner


Royal Mint, open medal category, winner

Research Interests

Research centre and group affiliations


Research Topics

  • 3d Cad
  • Cnc Milling
  • Craft/crafting
  • Digital Making
  • Metal Work
  • Rapid Prototyping

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2019), Near Net Fab: Establishing a method to produce silver artifacts at scale from digitally designed data using 3D printing and CNC milling., In: Aberdeen Art Gallery Permanent Collection, TBC, Not yet on display, Permanent Metal/ Silver Collection, Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill Aberdeen AB10 1FQ, (Unpublished), Item availability may be restricted.
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2015), DPA, In: Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2015 - Expansion, Innovation: Crossing Boundaries, 16th September - 25th October 2015, The Old Tobacco Processing Plant, Cheonju, South Korea, Item availability may be restricted.
  • Masterton, Drummond, Renishaw and Hexagon Metrology

    (2015), Unobtainium, In: Collect 2015, 8th to 11th May 2015, Falmouth Campus, Item availability may be restricted.
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2013), Grand Galibier, In: Collect, 2013, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Telford, UK
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2012), Etive, In: Material Matters, 22nd September -12th December 2014, MMU Special Collections Sir Kenneth Green Library All Saints Manchester Metropolitan University, Item availability may be restricted.
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2012), KOM, In: Collect, 2012, Shipley Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Gateshead, UK
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2009), Campionissimo, In: ‘Silvermaker’, Contemporary Applied Arts, 8 May - 20 June 2009, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2016), Make:Shift, Crafts Council Conference, 2016, In: Make:Shift, November 10th - 11th 2016, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2015), Making the Future, In: Exploiting Digital, July 17th 2015, Falmouth University, Penryn Campus
  • Masterton, Drummond

    Andrews, Simon, (2015), Innovation across the design curriculum: Embedding sustainable design, In: Envisioning sustainable design and eco-design in Welsh universities, 17th April 2015, Pierhead, c/o The National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2013), Mindful Digital Practice, In: The World Beyond The Things, 12th - 14th March, 2014, Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg - Klarissenplatz - 90402 Nürnberg
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2007), Deconstructing the Digital, In: New Craft Future Voices, 4 July 2007, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2016), The World in our Hands, The Medals were awarded to exhibitors after voting at the biennale during September 2016. All prototypes are retained at Falmouth campus., Item availability may be restricted.
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2010), 5D- Space Filling Polyhedra, Matthew Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, UK
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2007), Star Tessellation, In: Future Voices: Celebrating Diversity, 4 - 6 July 2007, University of Dundee, Scotland
  • Masterton, Drummond

    (2005), Terrain cup, In: Thinktank: Languages, 9 September 2005 - 21 May 2006, Galerie 422, Gmunden/Museum Fur Angewandte, Kunst, Austria; London Gallery West, UK; Danish Museum for Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark


Areas of teaching

  • 3D Design
  • Goldsmithing
  • Jewellery
  • Metalwork
  • Silversmithing
  • Sustainable Product Design

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Sustainable Product Design

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

Work in Collections
Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Telford, 2013
Dundee University Collection, Dundee, 2013
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead, 2012
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 2012
Crafts Council, London, 2011
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2009
Permanent work on display at the Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, 2009 - present
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, 2005
Houses of Parliament metalwork collection, London, 2004