Meet the Maker

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Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Collective

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Staff and Students:

Teena Ramsay: Through her design practice, Teena questions the natural qualities of her materials, forging new aesthetic partnerships.  She creates dynamic collections with a unique, fluid sense of movement, and is passionate about sensitive craftsmanship and elegant balance.

Karen-Ann Dicken: Karen-Ann graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2005 and the Royal college of Art in 2007. She is currently studying for a PhD at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design.  Karen specialises in laser welding and 3D printing within her work.  She takes her influences from architecture and engineering creating intricately sculptural jewellery designs.

Kathy Vones: Kathy’s work captures the harmonious imperfections of growth patterns found within nature and architecture, translating these into jewellery that seemingly grows on the human body. A fascination with the vibrancy of natural structures and the darkly glittering geometries of the city is expressed through a varied use of materials, ranging from thermochromic silicone to intricate metallic structures enclosing geometric gemstones and ossified minerals.

Christina Hirst: The inspiration for Christina’s jewellery has always been nature. Her newest collection takes inspiration from tropical trees; pitted and ridged textures of tree bark, the lined grain of wood, rough and bobbled husks of seeds. She has simplified and abstracted these patterns to create rugged textures in silver. The work combines silver, often oxidised to enhance the texture, details of 18ct yellow gold, with tropical hard wood which Christina has hand turned or carved. The combination of these materials looks luxurious and produces beautiful tactile pieces of jewellery that are a real pleasure to wear.

Stand Number

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