ABOUT

Captivated by ideas of time and memory Jenny Laidlaw embraces the beauty of the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete in her jewellery. Working predominantly with silver, gold and iron wire, she creates intricate structures that reflect the fragility of nature.

 
 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE 

2011 – 2012     Artist in Residence, Birmingham School of Jewellery

2010 – 2011     MA Jewellery, Edinburgh College of Art

2005 – 2009   BA(Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing, Edinburgh College of Art

 

PAST COLLECTIONS

NO USE IN CRYING OVER SPILT MILK

Captivated by the ideas of time and memory I have revisited some of the same themes that inspired my previous work to create my new collection, No use in crying over spilt milk. But now the intricate patterns and entwining branches of old have given way to bent and broken linear structures caught in a stage of transformation. It is a body of work that explores the beauty of the impermanent, imperfect and incomplete.

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CAN'T SEE THE WOOD FROM THE TREES

My work is inspired by the isolation of the winter landscape. By capturing these scenes through photography, I aim to replicate the fragile and brittle quality that has become dominate in my work. I work directly with the raw images, searching for the details hidden within, before translating these concealed elements onto metal through saw piercing and the process of etching.

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PAST EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

2016

Workshop Wonders, Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery, Bristol

DazzleGallery@OXO, London

Handmade for Christmas,  Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

 

2015

Make 2015, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Made by Hand, Cardiff

Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London

Dazzle, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon

VAS:T, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Dazzle, gallery@oxo, London

 

2014

Adorn, Quercus Gallery, Bath

Dazzle, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon

& Collective, Bridge of Allan

MADE, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton

Dazzle, gallery@oxo, London

 

2013

The One, SONO Factory, Seoul

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester

Craft Scotland Summer Show, White Stuff, Edinburgh

Woodlands, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

Ferrous, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco and Crafthaus [online]

Dazzle, National Theatre, London 

 

2012

Edinburgh College of Art, Jewellery & Silversmithing Exhibition, Cominelli Foundation, Italy 

21st Legnica International Jewellery Competition RITUAL, Gallery of Art in Legnica, Legnica

Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council Awards 2012, Goldsmiths' Hall, London

Fresh, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow 

 

2011

Forma vs Materia, Galleria Cristiani, Turin

Annual Marzee Selection of Graduate Work Jewellery 2011, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen

 

2010  

Finger Symbols, Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland

 

2009  

Annual Marzee Selection of Graduate Work Jewellery 2009, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen 

Rising Stars, Studio Fusion, London