JEWELLERY DESIGNER AND MAKER
My work is primarily inspired by aspects of Maths and Physics, particularly shape distortion through reflection and light diffraction, and 2D representation of 3D objects. I am interested in the exploitation of geometry in creative work, such as in the paintings of Kandinsky, and how traditionally academic subjects can both enhance and restrict creative processes. By containing the rebellious nature of spray paint, I contrast notions of colour with rigid geometrical lines and kinetic elements to create adjustable pieces which embody the juxtaposition between creativity and mathematical rules.
Glasgow School of Art, Sep 2007 – Jun 2011: First Class BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, with a Distinction from the Forum for Critical Inquiry
Tramway Visual Arts Studio, Aug 2006 – March 2007: Portfolio Preparation Course
Designer Jewellers Group: Selected New Designers, The Barbican Centre, London: 8th November 2012 – 2nd January 2013
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester : 4th – 7th October 2012.
JOYA 2012, FAD, Barcelona: 11th – 13th October 2012.
One Year On at New Designers 2012, Business Design Centre, London, 27th – 30th June 2012
Getting Started 2012, Goldsmiths Hall, London, 26th January 2012
Refound, Pop-up shop and Gallery, Glasgow, 4th – 26th November 2011
New Designers 2011, Business Design Centre, London, 29th June – 2nd July 2011
GSA Degree Show 2011, Newbury Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, June 2011
Something For Someone, Che Camille, Glasgow, June 2010
Pace Maker, Atrium Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, May 2010
Glasgow 5 March 1971, Vic Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, March 2010
Pictures at an Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, May 2009
Glimpses, Atrium Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, May 2008
Birmingham School of Jewellery: Artist in Residence, Sep 2012 – June 2013
Lewis Grant Diamond Specialist: Sales Consultant, Sept 2011 – Jan 2012
HOPE India: Volunteer at Hope Community Village and K.E. Carmel School, Kerala, India, July/Aug 2010 – This involved planning English lessons and teaching classes of pupils from all ages, as well as tutoring one on one and organising group activities and games for children in an orphanage.
Focus West – Artists and Designers in Education: Placement at Rosshall Academy, Glasgow, Mar/Apr 2009 - This was a series of visits to the school in order to help 5th year pupils build up their Higher Design portfolio. It involved leading 3D making workshops, talking to and encouraging pupils one on one, and helping them understand the design process.