Spending a year as an Artist in Residence at the Glasgow School of Art has driven Michelle to investigate the stimulus of materiality in a closer context. With a concentrated focus on site specificity, Michelle continues to explore ideas surrounding connection to place. Michelle is intrigued by the way an object, material or site can emit a power and create links between people, whether it is a sentimental reverence, a shared experience or a faint recollection of familiarity that a material can illicit.
Caitlin Hegney is a Scottish Artist and Jeweller exploring thoughts and observations about ancient culture. She is currently fascinated by the history of the colour blue. The processes that Caitlin uses are meditative and rhythmical; chasing in metal, carving into wood and crushing stone. Caitlin’s practice simultaneously celebrates and subverts traditional techniques, energising and engaging with ancient processes.
Scottish born artist, Ailsa Morrant, gently provokes us to consider why jewellery is worn today and whether we are maximizing its wellbeing potential.
Her work is an investigation of the primordial act of spontaneous adornment as a subconscious expression of a fleeting feeling, thought or sentiment.
She uses transient, everyday materials and objects combined with precious metals to explore the duplicity of jewellery’s value and materiality.
Astrid graduated in 2014 from „Der staatlichen Zeichenakadmie Hanau“ as a goldsmith and graduated in 2018 from the Glasgow School of Art with a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design. Her work explores jewellery as mnemonic pieces. Throughout a varied material palette and her fascination with material textures, her work explores heritage and materials sentimental, as well as intrinsic value.
Adrienn Pesti is interested in how jewellery can function as an object to prompt social interaction. Her pieces carry their own visual language to stimulate interactions in an engaging and often playful manner, reverting us to an almost childlike curiosity. The bright colours and unique textures appeal to the senses, traits that all humans share. Her current project nurtures her concept through contemporary enamelling on white board, hand coloured 3D printed nylon and sterling silver framework.
Rachel graduated from the Glasgow School of Art specialising in silversmithing and jewellery. She combines a love of drawing and metalwork to create sketch-like objects inspired by the architectural quirks of her hometown of Glasgow. Through her practice she likes to use both precious and non-precious metal as she is intrigued by their contrasting colours which she further explores through heat patination and oxidisation.