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Eileen Gatt
Eileen Gatt

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Personal Statement

Eileen Gatt is a Scottish design brand, specialising in luxury handmade jewellery and silverware.

Eileen has been designing and making jewellery for over 20 years. Her love affair with metal began back in her art school days, when she first studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. Eileen then went on to do her Masters in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at London’s Royal College of Art.

Eileen draws inspiration from the Polar wilderness and Inuit culture, Scottish folklore, and the small fishing communities found along Scotland’s East Coast. Inspired by generations past, to be cherished by generations to come.

Eileen's jewellery has a strong narrative element, with many of the designs allowing for customisation, tailoring each story to the wearer. Eileen's silverware tells individual stories, and each piece has subtle icy finish, echoing the cold wintry landscapes that influence her work.

All of Eileen's jewellery and silverware is handmade, and bear the iconic Edinburgh Castle hallmark.

Year Established: 1999

Achievements

2015 | Creative Traineeship grant – Awarded by Creative Scotland

2014 | Graduate employment grant – Awarded by Highlands & Islands

Enterprise, & Highland Council

2014 | ‘Go and See’ New York Now Research Trip – Awarded by Craft Scotland

2014 | Innovation Award – Awarded by Highlands & Islands Enterprise

2012 | Leadership Grant Award – Awarded by Highlands & Islands Enterprise

2007 | Creative Development Award – Awarded by the Scottish Arts Council

2004 | Finalist – BBC Worldwide Talent Around Britain Awards, Sponsored by BBC Homes & Antiques, John Lewis & The Crafts Council

2002 | The Worshipful Company of Goldsmith’s Bursary

2002 | The Worshipful Company of Goldsmith’s Free Stand Award

2002 | Finalist – Design for Scandinavia Award, Trade Partners UK

2001 | Finalist – George Little Management International Market Award

2000 | Business Development Award for participation in Chelsea Crafts Fair – Awarded by the Scottish Arts Council

1999 | Start Up Grant – Awarded by the Scottish Arts Council

1997 | RTZ (cra) Travel scholarship – Awarded by RTZ to study Inuit Art in Alaska

1996 | The National Trust Founders Medal Prize, in association with the Royal Mint – Awarded by the Robertson Charitable Trust

1994 | The Angela Bradshaw Design School prize for excellence – Awarded by Dundee University

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