Thursday, 14 May 2009
My creative practice is heavily influenced by botanical elements. They are recreated and fragmented by units constructed from filament, precious beads, swarovski crystals, found objects, suspended by enamel.
The repetitive techniques used in the production of the pieces are mirrored in natural structures: tree branches, lacewing eggs, sea anemones.
The pieces are designed to allure and capture the wearer using movement and colour, whilst exploring the boundaries between jewellery, textiles and sculpture.
Utilisation of unconventional mixed media, alongside ancient techniques such as bobbin knitting, allows my jewellery to continually develop and diversify, whilst also questioning the traditional roles of jewellery and it’s perceptions.
2008 to present MFA Jewellery and Silversmithing, Edinburgh College of Art
2003 BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing, Glasgow School Of Art
2009 SOLO SHOW, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
TEN, Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, Wolverhampton
2008 COLLECT, with Craftscotland, V+A, London
2007 ORIGIN, Somerset House, London
SOLO SHOW, Gateway Arts Centre, Shrewsbury
CUTTING EDGE, NMS, Touring Show
2006 CRAFT CASE, Rochester
NEW MEMBERS SHOWCASE, C.A.A. London
Auld Alliance T&B@G32, Gramercy 32 Fine Arts, New York
Fibre, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds
2005 Deconstruct-Reconstruct, Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton
Gifted, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
2004 Jewellery Unlimited, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
2008 TEN Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, Wolverhampton
2007 JEWELLERY USING TEXTILE TECHNIQUES, A & C Black Publishers, London
2005 CUTTING EGDE, National Museums of Scotland
East Ayrshire gift for H.R.H. Duchess of Cornwall
2007 National Museums of Scotland