Friday, 30 May 2008

Ruth Gordon Jewellery 2004 - Present

The story so far.....Shortly after setting up my studio/workshop in the Meadowmill Building owned by WASPS (Workshop and Artists' Studio Provision Scotland Ltd), I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2004 with a BDes (HONS) in Jewellery and Metal Design. I then exhibitted at New Designers in London which was great not only for the excellent exposure and experience but also to see so many other talented artists work.

In January 2005 i attended 'Getting Started' at Goldmsiths Hall in London which is a week-long course for recent UK graduates of precious metal courses. A series of seminars and workshops held by such proffessionals in the trade as Martyn Pugh, Jane Adam, Theo Fennell and Shaun Leane, the course focusses on the 'Next Steps' for those wishing to pursue a career in the industry. I would recommend it to EVERYONE in the Jewellery business!

Since then i have exhibited all over Britain and in Japan. Notable exhibitions include BraveArt Exhibition in London, 'gifted' at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, The Bluecoat Display Centre in Liverpool, Showcases at the Crawford Arts Centre in St. Andrews and the Architecture Centre in Bristol, ‘flux’ at Brilliantly Birmingham and Contemporary Art Jarfo (CAJ) in Kyoto, Japan.

Ruth Gordon Jewellery has also been featured in the press several times since setting up in business. Articles in the The Courier and Advertiser in both September 2004 and October 2007, The Press and Post in March 2005 and Findings Magazine in September 2006 described Ruth Gordon Jewellery and had photos of my jewellery and myself and studio partner, Genna Delaney, working in our studio. Details of my practice along with images have also appeared in The Jewellers Directory by Association for Contemporary Jewellery (November 2007) and Second Steps Portfolio 2 (BCF Books 2004).

I sell my work online through Velvet Boutique with whom i have also participated in many fairs in Edinburgh. I exhibit regulary with Angela Mellor Gallery in Cambridge, The Dick Institute in Kilmarnock, McGill Duncan Gallery in Castle Douglas and The Queens Gallery in Dundee.

Every year myself and Genna Delaney participate in the WASPS open studios weekend where the public are invited into artists studio to learn more about their practices and hopefully purchase some work! This happens every year in October.

A full CV is available on my website

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