BORN

1967 Dundee, Scotland

 

EDUCATION

1989 - 91 Royal College of Art London, M.A. Jewellery

1985 - 89 Edinburgh College of Art, B.A. (hons) Jewellery, 1st Class

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & COMMISSIONS

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2014

SOLO SHOW - Gallery CAJ, Kyoto, Japan.

30 YEARS IN THE MAKING - Group show at Lesley Craze Gallery, London.
 

2013

EXPLORATIONS IN GEOMETRY - Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

ART FAIR TOKYO represented by Gallery CAJ, KYOTO

U.K. CRAFTS COUNCIL COLLECTION purchased ‘Diamonds Brooch’
 

2012

BEAUTIFUL OBJECTS - Aram Gallery, London, UK

COLLECT - Saatchi Gallery, London, represented by CAA, UK

WOOD - Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA

MADE IN SCOTLAND - The Fleming Collection, London, UK

 

2011

WOOD - Group show, Flow Gallery, London

FESTIVAL OF MATERIALS & MAKING - Installation on 8 story stairwell at Kings College London, with Intelligent Trouble members Helen Carnac, David Gates & Shane Waltener

LOOP - Group show. With Intelligent Trouble members Helen Carnac, David Gates, David Clark & David Littler. CAA, London, UK

ORNAMENT - Group Brooch Show, Red Rua, South Dublin Arts Centre, Dublin, EIRE

SOFA NEW YORK, Represented by Contemporary Applied Arts

HOST - Collaboration & group exhibition with David Gates, Helen Carnac, David Clark, Robert Ebendorf & Tom Hill. Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA

TURNED AND TWISTED - Group show of artists using unusual materials. Inverness Museum & Art Gallery / Swanson Gallery, Thurso, Scotland.
 

2010

SOFA NEW YORK - Represented by Contemporary Applied Arts

FINGER SYMBOLS - Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland, UK

 

2009

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME - Ella Doran Shop, London, UK

NEW WORKS - CAA, London, UK

 

2008

SPARKLE PLENTY 4 - Quirk Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, USA

  

2007

THE ENAMEL EXPERIENCE - Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, DE
then to Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA and
Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ, USA

PROCESS WORKS - Group Show curated by Helen Carnac University of Hertfordshire Gallery then ‘Unit 2’ London Met. Gallery, London, UK

HEIRLOOMS - Group Ring exhibition, St Botolph’s Church, London, UK

EDINBURGH JEWELLERS - C.A.J Museum of Kyoto (Kyoto Bunka Hakubutsukan)
 

2006

COMMISSION - Designed Plaques for London Underground at sites of London bombings of 7th July

MORE THAN METAL: 21st Century jewellery - Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

100% PROOF: A Second Generation of the Distillation of new work in Jewellery & Silversmithing from Scotland
Velvet da Vinci SF, Mobilia Gallery MA, USA
Flow Gallery London, UK
Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, UK

NEW WORKS - Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

COMMISSIONED by London Underground to design & produce medals for staff involved in London bombings of 7th July 2005

COMMISSIONED by the Victoria and Albert Museum to design a piece of jewellery for their "The Cherry on the Cake" collection, to celebrate the opening of the new shop. I designed and made a limited edition of charm bracelets inspired by a sampler sewn in 1668 by an 8yr old English girl, Martha Edlin.
 

2005

THE WATKINS ERA - CAA, London, UK

BRITISH JEWELLERY - Gallery Bielak, Kracow, Gallery of Art, Legnica, PO

EXCHANGING PERSPECTIVES - 4 Makers respond to time spent in Africa, Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London, UK

RING TONE - Exhibition of Contemporary Rings by European Makers, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

 

2004

LANDSCAPE JEWELLERY - Alternatives Gallery, Rome, IT

COLLECT - V&A Museum, London Represented by Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco

 

2003

CHESS - Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA, then Vennel Gallery, Irvine Gallery, UK. Ruthin Gallery, Wales, UK, Kohler Arts Centre, Winsconsin, USA, Gallery I/O New Orleans, USA

 

2002

NATURE MADE - Dan-Ginza Gallery, Tokyo, JP

SUMMER SHOW - Arai Gallery, Tokyo, JP

 

2001

100% PROOF: A distillation of new work in jewellery & silversmithing from Scotland.
Flow, London, UK
Mobilia Gallery, MA, USA.
New York School of Interior Design, NY, USA.
Velvet da Vinci, SF, USA
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

TOP 10 JEWELLERS - Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK

STUDIO JEWELLERY - Curated by Ralph Turner. Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, UK

BRITISH JEWELLERY Chic Choc, Berlin

SOLO SHOW Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco

 
2000

INHORGENTA - Munich, DE

COMMISSION - Commissioned by Canary Wharf Ltd., to design an 8 x 5 metre gate, Installed at Willoughby Passage, Canary Wharf, London.

 
1999

SOFA NEW YORK - Represented by Charon Kransen

LAST ORDERS - Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London, UK

A MATERIAL APPROACH - Ohio Weslyan University, Delaware, Ohio, USA

1998

BRITISH JEWELLERY - Nana Hellewege Gallery, Stilwerk, Hamburg, DE

JEWELLERY TODAY - National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK

SOFA NEW YORK - Represented by Charon Kransen

INTRODUCING BRITISH JEWELLERY - Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, USA

A MATTER OF MATERIALS - Toured US & Canada - Montreal, Telluride, New Orleans and San Francisco

 

1997

SOFA NEW YORK - Represented by Charon Kransen

PAPER AND PLASTIC - Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

BRITAIN NOW - Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA

SCHMUCK ‘97 - Munich, DE

IMPOTENT - Highland Printmakers Workshop, Inverness, UK Touring exhibition in a Hillman Imp

 

1996

ASSEMBLED PIECES - Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK

 

1995

MODERN BRITISH JEWELLERY - Landesmuseum, Mainz, DE

SOLO SHOW - Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2004 Chelsea Craft Fair - ACJ Prize for Jewellery

2001 Chelsea Crafts Fair - Crafts Council Export to Japan Award

1993 Crafts Council ‘Setting Up‘ Grant

 

IN COLLECTIONS OF

Alice and Louis Koch Ring collection

Crafts Council, London

Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts

Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Ulster Museum, National Museum of Northern Ireland

 

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

DESIGN WEEK - Demystifying Beautiful Objects - Oct 2012

HOMEBUILDLIFE/WGSN - Collect 2012 Preview Feb 2012

 

PRINTED PUBLICATIONS

SHOWCASE 500 ART NECKLACES
Ray Hemachandra & Chunghi Khoo. Lark Books, July 2013

DESIGN & MAKE NON-PRECIOUS JEWELLERY
Kathie Murphy. A & C Black 2009

ADORN : NEW JEWELLERY
Amanda Mansell. Laurence King Publications 2008

JEWELRY DESIGN
DAAB, 2008

JEWELLERY FROM NATURAL MATERIALS
Beth Legg. A & C Black, 2008

THE ENAMEL EXPERIENCE
Elizabeth Turrell, Impact Press 2007

PROCESS WORKS
Site Projects 2007

THE EARRINGS BOOK
Yvonne Kulagowski. A & C Black London 2007

NEW DIRECTIONS IN JEWELLERY
Essays by Jivan Astfalk, Caroline Broadhead and Paul Derrez. Black Dog Publishing 2005

100% PROOF
Flow Gallery & Dorothy Hogg, Flow 2005

1000 RINGS
Martha Le Van, Robert Ebendorf. Lark Books 2004

JEWELERY DESIGN - THE ARTISAN’S REFERENCE
Elizabeth Olver. Quarto Publishing 2000

JEWELLERY MOVES
Amanda Game & Elizabeth Goring NMS Publishing 1998

SCHMUCK ’97
Peter Nickl. Bayerischer Handwerkstag e.V. 1997

 

TEACHING

2004 - 2013
Central St.Martins, London, Visiting Lecturer, BA Jewellery (ongoing)

2013
Middlesex University London, Visiting lecturer, BA Jewellery and Accessories.

2009 - 2010
London College of Fashion, Visiting Lecturer, BA Fashion Jewellery.

2006
University College for the Creative Arts Rochester, Visiting Lecturer, 3D Design

2005 - 09
London Metropolitan University (Sir John Cass), Visiting Lecturer, BA Jewellery

1996
Edinburgh College of Art, BA Jewellery, Visiting Lecturer