I am a jewellery designer based in Glasgow. I am currently working on ranges of jewellery inspired by cities and what they mean to us. How will our future cities look? Do we aspire to live in a beautiful future or continue in amongst restricted high rise buildings and neglected housing scheme? Do we continue to aspire towards western riches and none existent money whilst being the big man's wage slave? Or is there another way?
I work mainly to commission creating contemporary stained and architectural glass for a variety of ecclesiastical and secular buildings in Britain.
My subject matter and influences vary from Historic ruins of castles and abbeys to details of medieval glass and tile fragments found at these locations.
Katie explores the perhaps incongruous concept of creating finely crafted jewellery, of silver and semi-precious stones, from the heavy industrial aesthetic of the shipbuilding history that has moulded the city of Glasgow.
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.
With a passion for architecture and the interstitial spaces created by buildings and other structures, Kirsty Fraser’s jewellery creations boast a strong emphasis on extending beyond traditional approaches to jewellery making.
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, combines it with precious stones and other materials. He is working mainly in silver and combining it with various precious and semi precious materials to create a contemporary and unique designs.
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
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".
I am both a painter and sculptor, creating mostly contemporary landscapes and farm scenes varying from surreal abstract to representational studies. My raku fired ceramic animal sculptures are all one-off, handbuilt pieces.
She designs and develops Jewellery & interior pieces with a hand on approach. “It is a firm belief of my new practice that to merely design an object through an interface is neither craft nor art, a hands-on approach/background in the design and development is key to the integrity of its origin and being of the world.”
Libby deploys the use high quality materials: after recently obtaining design registrations on a selection of her work, she has been redeveloping existing work and new designs, which include wood and plastics, for a design brand named Day2.