Glasgow Kelvin College is delighted to present to you the results of the intense endeavours of the group we have come to know as “ The Jewellery Degree Students”, or, more correctly the graduates of the B.Des. in Jewellery Design and Technology, awarded through our associates in Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.
I am sure that you will be impressed by the range and quality of the work. Throughout the year, the students have worked hard to master the most cutting-edge of jewellery technologies, from direct metal printing to laser-sintering and advanced wax-milling, to which they have added their own considerable hand-skills in the more traditional techniques of the jeweller with a strong emphasis on the creation of fine jewellery collections.
We are proud to be able to offer you a glimpse into a unique world where science and technology co-exist with art and design; work by graduates of a unique course which doesn’t exist anywhere else in the UK, focusing on the future of a jewellery industry which seamlessly combines old skills with new and, we think, produces some of the most interesting fine jewellery you will see anywhere.
My degree theme is Contrast and my work explores the discord between good and evil, light and dark, solid and void etc. Through mind-mapping this led me to explore the forest within the realms of fairy tales. My show is entitled ‘Disenchanted Forest’; I have tried to capture the darkness from within these stories, alluding […]
I have always had a particular interest in textile arts. I first took a night class in jewellery making as I thought I could incorporate metalwork into my embroidery pieces. However on the first night we made a simple silver ring and I was hooked. I have a passion for flowers and plants, and have […]
I grew up on a croft on the Island of Fair in Shetland. Much of my childhood was spent learning hand skills in wood and metal working from my father, my uncle and my grandfather. This hands-on experience was invaluable in guitar-making, my original chosen career. However, I have always had a love for design […]
As a designer and maker I have always been inspired by patterns, colours and textures. I am also particularly interested if something has a story behind it, whether it is a narrative piece of jewellery or a decorative piece. I wanted my degree show work to have a modern take on remembrance jewellery. However I […]
I have always been interested in jewellery as well as in technology. I have found that by combining these two areas I can create quite unique pieces. Having studied jewellery design and manufacture, my ambition is now to make it my profession. My inspiration comes from everything around me. Previously I have used flowers and wireframe […]
The relationship between jewellery maker and wearer excites me; especially the notion that a piece I have created becomes as special to someone else as it was to me. This has led me to acknowledge the strong connection between the choice of material, methods of manufacture and symbolic meaning within contemporary jewellery. This has inspired […]
My mother has been a very big influence in my life, her artistic flare, love for nature and ability to create has brushed off on me. This is reflected in my most current pieces which are based on plants and flowers. My mother’s love for gardening has provided so much inspiration for my work. Over […]
I have always been passionate about animals and about creativity, so much so that I initially pursued a career in zoology. However, I quickly realised that this wasn’t for me and turned to jewellery making to fulfil my creative drive. I have, at times, found my degree programme challenging. Most of my previous work has […]