I am a jewellery designer & maker from Perthshire in Scotland.
I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2008 with a first class honours degree in Jewellery and Metalwork Design (BDes). I also spent the following year at the college as Designer in Residence, helping a 3rd year class of students - and I loved it!
The same year I did my residency I did my Masters in Design (MDes) based on jewellery design, colour therapy & dyslexia.
I base a lot of my jewellery on pieces of poetry or Scottish architecture, however I feel my style is still emerging. But jewellery makes me happy. So that's good.
My masters project is about visual stress disorders and the way in which coloured lenses and overlays are used to treat them don't work because of personal image. My previous dissertation work was based on whether inner identity could be shown through external appearance and so through personal experience I have felt out of place for wearing these types of aids. My question is whether, as a jeweller, I can create alternatives.