Jennifer Gray (MA RCA) is a Designer/Maker of jewellery and objects. Her work is sold through London based Galleries and Design shops, she also works to commission.
I graduated from the Silversmithing and Jewellery Department at Glasgow School of Art in 2006 with a first class degree. Since then I have been exhibiting and selling my work as well as working to commission in the UK and Europe. Alongside running my own business I was employed as a Part-time lecturer with the City of Glasgow College in the Silversmithing/Jewellery and Community Outreach departments. I have also been a visiting Lecturer and given guest talks to Glasgow University, History of Art Department and University of Brighton, Department of 3D Design, Materials and Craft. Edinburgh College of Art: Silversmithing and Jewellery Department.
I recently graduated from The Royal College of Art, GSMJ (Goldsmithing, Silversmithing and Jewellery) Department and am now living and working in Edinburgh.
I am interested in identifying then reinterpreting place, time and individual personalities. Re-told stories juxtapose historical and modern themes from an alternative perspective through objects, jewellery and the way these works are experienced by others.
I work with a range materials and techniques which are sympathetic to their purpose. Each series is unified, in particular through use of traditional hand carving methods, enhanced by taking advantage of emerging digital technologies.
Hand made and digital manufacturing methods are integral to my practice. I make objects that have the integrity of the hand made using the most efficient and up to date technology and materials.
Year Established: 2006
1 - Being the winner of first Goldsmiths' Company Royal College of Art Scholarship
2 - Having my work in the Private collection of Gallerie Marzee, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
3 - Successfully completing a Royal commission in 2012 using risky new technologies along with my usual hand making methods.