KAZrobertson C.V.

personal statement

Interaction and versatility are two of the most important aspects of my work.  I like the wearer to be able to play with my jewellery creating new pieces. Setting magnets within the resin provides a way of changing each piece easily.  

Ring tops can be swapped, bangles stick together, neckpieces interconnect……   

Colour is an essential element in my work.  Layering translucent resin over opaque helps achieve a richer finish and a wider colour range.  By patterning either one or both layers I can produce diverse effects.

 

education

 2001-2002 edinburgh college of art PG(dip) jewellery

1997-2001 edinburgh college of art first class BA(hons) jewellery 

1996-1997 george street college of art + design hnc art + design

 

forthcoming exhibitions

6 feb-10 april  'showcase', oxford modern art, oxford

9 apr-21 may  'spring showcase', gracefield arts centre, dumfries

27-29 may      'spring fling 2016', studio 69, thornhill

 

selected exhibitions

2015    'Handmade for christmas’, sheffield millenium galleries, sheffield

2015    ‘Summer Showcase’, Yorkshire sculpture park

2015    'A journey through time', Mobilia Gallery, boston

2015    'VAS:T 2015, The Royal Scottish  Academy, Edinburgh 

2014    '30th anniversary', lesley craze gallery, london

2014    'spotlight show', mobilia gallery, boston

2014    '20th anniversary', Jam Eton, winsor 

2014    'white out' - C.A.A, london

2014    'objects of power, statement and adornment ll', mobilia, boston

2014   'dazzle' - oxo gallery, london 

2013   'selected' - dovecot studios, edinburgh 

2013   'loot' - museum of art and design, new york 

2013   'dazzle' - dovecot studios, edinburgh   

2013   'special' - lesley craze gallery, london

2012   'ten years on'-coburg house studios 

2011   'visual arts scotland'-national galleries edinburgh

 2010   'dazzle' - traverse theatre , edinburgh

2010    'showcase' - leeds craft centre and design gallery, leeds

2010    'craft @ coburg' - coburg house studios, edinburgh 

2009    'dazzle' -national theatre, london 

2009    '10 days of christmas' - harley gallery 

2009    'dazzle' - traverse theatre, edinburgh 

2009    'showcase' - llantarnam grange arts, torfaen

2009    'afternoon tea'- galanthus gallery, hereford

2008    relaunch' - ruthin crafts centre, denby  

2006    'origin' - sommerset house, London

2006    'Loot 2006' - Museum of art and design , N.york

2005    'Chelsea Crafts fair' - chelsea town hall, london

2005    '100% proof' - mobillia gallery, boston 

2005    'contemporary jewellery from britain' - bielak gallery, poland 

2005    'showcase' - contemporary applied arts, london 

2005    'Britain in the USA' - East end gallery, usa 

2005    'collect' - with lesley craze gallery, V & A, london 

2004    '20th anniversary' -lesley craze, london

2004    'chelsea crafts fair' - chelsea, london 

2003    'dazzle' - royal national theatre, london 

2003    'chelsea cratfs fair' - chelsea, london 

2003    'spotlight exhibition' - lesley craze gallery, london 

2003    'sofa ny' - mobillia gallery, boston, usa 

2003    'goldsmiths competition exhibition' - goldsmiths hall, london 

2002    'christmas exhibition' - scottish gallery, edinburgh

2002    'sofa chicago' - mobillia gallery, boston, usa 

2002    'international graduate show' - gallery marzie, holland 

2002    'postgraduate show 2002' - edinburgh college of art 

2002    'a bright future' - contemporary applied arts, london

2001    'new designers' - business design centre, london 

2001    'degree show 2001' - edinburgh college of art

 

articles

2010  'the workbench guide to jewelry techniques' - anastasia young, thames & hudson 

2005  'new directions in jewellery' - black dog publishing

2004  'crafts accessories guide 2004' - supplement from crafts magazine 

2004  '1000 rings-inspiring adornments for the hand' - a lark jewellery book

2003  'the list' 

2002  'resin jewellery' - kathie murphy

2002  'lookout' - crafts 

2001  'making the grade' - retail jeweller

 

awards

2009   the SSWA special award - VAS 

2006   shortlisted for the ACJ jewellery prize

2003   shortlisted for the janet fitch award for jewellery

2002   deutche bank pyramid award (awarded £7000 with Donna Barry) 

2002   commended for goldsmiths craft + design awards - fashion jewellery,  

           finished  piece category