Gilly Langton challenges the properties of control and resilience in her jewellery, creating dramatic pieces of colour, material and form.
Gilly lives and works in the beautiful fishing village of Plockton in the Scottish Highlands. Immersing herself in iconic references to seafaring folk, she exaggerates the nautical traditions, combining hard and soft materials to emphasize the strength and struggle of a way of life. In this she uses the harshness of the cold metal against the warmth of the hand-dyed flexible elastic.
The changing colour palette of the heather blanket hills and the continual shift in light reflected in the sea and lochs are echoed throughout Gilly’s work.
Each piece is hand-made using silversmithing, knitting and hand-dying techniques to create jewellery that is effortlessly stylish and easy to wear.
Gilly’s extensive career as a contemporary jeweller has seen her exhibit at Goldsmiths’ Fair, Contemporary Applied Arts and create an exclusive collection for the British Museum.
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