Contemporary jewellery and silversmithing inspired by the structures of boats and sea-worn textures. Kirsty works mainly in silver and wood, often incorporating pieces of collected flotsam and uses hammer texturing, folding, forging and raising techniques to create a range of cutlery, bowls, boxes, jewellery and many other objects.
Kirsty Stewart is a jewellery designer maker based in the Vanilla Ink studios in Dundee. Her work is influenced by the Scottish countryside. She accepts commissions and repairs, and also sells online and in some galleries and boutiques. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
Christopher Borkowski is an experienced artist-silversmith and jewellery designer. He has shown in solo and group shows internationally. Christopher executes his simple, yet elegant forms in variety of metals, combined with precious stones and other materials. He works mainly in silver and combines it with various precious and semi precious materials to create contemporary and unique designs.
Kyley graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2005 and is currently based in Perth.
Shells and other natural forms inspire Kyley's work. Using piercing and photo-etching techniques on flat sheet metal she translates these forms into abstract and intriguing designs.
Working predominantly in silver she often injects colour into her designs by incorporating hand dyed anodised aluminium and various stones, creating sophisticated organic forms in a wide range of jewellery.
Kym Kinnison Jewellery is a unique collection of handcrafted pieces combining tradional silversmithing techniques and found objects.
Hand crafted, individually made, high quality, stunning, unique, fair trade jewellery and gifts. I use sterling silver, semi precious gemstones, clay and the best glass seed beads money can buy. Traditional techniques used such as Native American, African and Victorian. I will also do commission pieces. My website is: www.violetfusion.com
We are known for our wide range of quality Scottish arts and crafts and for the warm and inviting ambiance of the Gallery.
Lauracet's work is based on the communications within relationships she has experienced and the way in which those involved acted within these partnerships. Lauracet documents the change of feelings and turns them into memories for the wearer. Jewellery they can sympathize with.
Lauren Wethers' jewellery explores the arrangement of different surfaces and abstract forms and experiments with overlapping wrapping and layering. Using techniques including roll printing, saw piercing, etching, embossing and stone setting, to add to the composition of a piece.
Leah Black is a self employed jeweller and silversmith based in Glasgow.
Black's work is concept led and highlights her intrigue for mementos and monuments and is based on the relationship between object, memory and forgetting, "The objects we cherish or create to remember, often end up being forgotten, and its here that I find my inspiration. Possibly once very precious to someone or maybe never cherished at all, I make small, wearable still lives of these forgotten objects. The tiny brass objects I turn on a lathe are sometimes copied from my drawings, or happen naturally. Drawing is an important part of my process and my jewellery has that same spontaneity and energy. The rings and the monuments are pierced from flat sheet, the boxes are irregular, and the claw settings for the boxes, objects and stones are organic, as if, like dust, moss or weeds, they have grown over time".