Summer Exhibition 2023
Riot of Colour
July 1st – October 1st
Evgeniia Balashova is a contemporary jewellery designer and maker based in Glasgow. She graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2016 and continued to set up her practice shortly after. Eve creates her unique pieces using a combination of 3d printing and metalworking skills, bringing tradition and innovation together in unique, captivating compositions.
Eve works with 3d printed nylon, a light and strong material, which allows her to create large-scale architectural statement works. Her work is tactile, bold and colourful and designed with ease of wear in mind as all pieces are light and durable. Her vast inspiration ranges from repetitive geometry to natural motifs which she translates into digital language to create futuristic jewellery. Each one of her pieces is a celebration of colour, texture and movement, with each piece carefully dyed by hand to create smooth, seamless colour transitions. Her extensive palette is created by mixing various shades of dye together to create unique and sophisticated combinations. These subtle hues are complemented by handcrafted precious elements, which she creates using traditional metalworking skills – piercing, scoring and folding, and soldering. Eve works from her studio in the West end of Glasgow, creating commissions in bespoke colours and launching limited releases throughout the year.
Elizabeth Jane Campbell graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013, and then spent a year as Artist in Residence at Glasgow School of Art before establishing her own studio in Edinburgh. As well as developing her own work which has been exhibited across the UK and abroad, Elizabeth has been part of several collaborative projects. Elizabeth’s work can be seen in permanent collections across the UK.
“I like to find inspiration from concepts of visual literacy – ideas of balance, conflict and visual dominance which I represent using shape; material composition; and colour to create wearable statement jewellery. My work communicates a personal interpretation of these themes, using my own day-to-day life to influence colour decisions, shapes, forms and composition.
Enamel is fundamental in my work, and I am most excited when experimenting with material relationships – combining materials with enamel to create new and unique designs. I am passionate about the use of traditional enamelling skills, such as cloisonné, and I love to include this in my work, while always ensuring to put my own personal stamp on the technique.”
Concerned by the environmental impact of creating something new, Charlotte Eatock Handmade Jewellery creates beauty and value by repurposing existing materials.
Primarily made from ocean plastic washed up on the Devon and Cornish coast and recycled metals, each piece is unique and has a back story… What was once a pair of sunglasses, a razor or a fisherman’s float is cleared off the beach and consciously crafted into individual pieces of beauty.
Her aim is to challenge our perception of value by using discarded and waste material to make something new, creating preciously simple work with sentiment and meaning without impacting the planet.
Charlotte is a proud member of Find a Maker by CRAFT Festival.
Originally trained in textiles, and with over sixteen years’ experience designing highly tactile fabrics for fashion and interiors, Faye now applies her perpetual curiosity for surface and materials to create bold pieces of wearable jewellery which marry my textiles practice and silversmithing.
Guided by her collages and embroidered samplers, Faye is interested in finding beautiful solutions to combine materials of different weights, colours and origins through embellishment and placement. Faye is very curious about the use of embroidery as both a decorative and construction tool within her work and she likes to challenge that fine line.
Every piece of jewellery is handcrafted in Faye’s workshop and created in a very intuitive way; she likes to be playful with she material choices and to juxtapose elements that you may not typically put together, such as linoleum and silk, or Formica and gold. Working with found colours along the way only adds to the challenge of combining components that are inherently different in weight, structure and surface into an intriguing object which is tactile and harmonious. Faye also often likes to create pieces using the ‘components’ of her larger works, as she finds it fascinating how they can take their own direction which is separate from the intended purpose.
Lynne MacLachlan Studio produces colourful, sculptural jewellery and objects, thoughtfully designed and made to bring colour and joy into your life. Our pieces range from accessible everyday jewellery to collectable contemporary craft pieces to large-scale interior installations.
Lynne takes a creative approach with digital tools and materials, exploring and pushing the capabilities of these, using bespoke software tools and 3D printing to materialise complex forms. Combining these tools with meticulous hand-finishing techniques, such as dying, polishing and construction, elevates the pieces to become artful pieces of cutting-edge design that endure.
After a degree in aerospace engineering, Lynne returned to education to study jewellery and metalwork design, with a desire to reconnect with materials and making. Following this Lynne completed an MA at the prestigious Royal College of Art and completed a PhD with the highly regarded design department of the Open University, researching how designer-makers find creative opportunities through tools and applying these strategies to multi-material 3D printing.
Lynne’s work has been recognised with awards from the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council, the Scottish International Education Trust, a Dewar Arts Award to fund her studies at the Royal College of Art and most recently a maker bursary from the Inches Carr Trust. She has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and America, with organisations such as the Craft Scotland, the Crafts Council, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Centre for Craft and Design and London Design Festival. Pieces of Lynne’s work are held in the V&A collection, on permanent display at the new V&A Dundee in a dedicated multi-media exhibit, and in the craft collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Su Trindle creates modern, clean-lined jewellery in silver and resin in her studio in Bath, Somerset.
Enjoying the traditional precision of working with silver Su combines this with alternative materials and techniques such as resin: ‘Resin is such a lightweight and versatile material. I can add glorious colour and make bold sculptural shapes, yet it is still lightweight and comfortable to wear.’ A recurring source of inspiration is early 20th Century abstract sculpture and mid-century design.
Su is a member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, The Association for Contemporary Jewellers and Make Southwest (formerly the Devon Guild of Craftsmen)
After gaining a BA (Hons) in Printed textiles at Edinburgh College of Art Lynsey went on to receive a MA at the Royal College of Art – graduating in 2000. After the success of her graduation exhibition, Lynsey decided to set up her own business initially selling to stores such as Designers Guild and VV Rouleaux.
After receiving mentoring from the Crafts Council, Lynsey explored the American market and took part in the NY Now trade exhibition. An exhibition she would return to year after year building up clients such as the New York Museum of Art and Design, The American Folk Art Museum and The San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design.
Lynsey also took part in Craft Scotland’s recent collaboration with the American Crafts Council and exhibited at their large retail event in Baltimore.
Lynsey has also been a regular exhibitor at retail shows in the UK including the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester, The Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey, Lustre in Nottingham and Flock in Banchory.
For the last 4 years, Lynsey has taken part in Top Drawer London through which she has built up a large range of UK stockists including the V&A Dundee!