Margaret Shepherd

Margaret Shepherd (DA M Des RCA)

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Inspiration for Margaret’s work is often drawn from nature and is intricately figurative. Her designs evolve and take shape at her work bench, translated skilfully, often intrinsically and always with her unique signature of appreciation of the beauty and potential of rich combinations of golds, silver and gemstones. Margaret has mastered a wide range of techniques and will often incorporate several within one piece to achieve the effects that she seeks. Modelling, carving, engraving, chasing and repousse are all skills that are used with a sure touch. Margaret works mainly to commission, creating rich expressions of her abilities. The result is a unique design for each client that is appropriate to their needs and budget.

Specialist Techniques:

Japanese metal techniques and lacquer work Inlay Chasing and repousse Decorative carving and engraving Wax modelling for casting

Awards:

•The Royal College of Art, Travel.
•The Saltire Society John Noble Award, Jewellery.
•The Observer Jewellery Commission, Edinburgh.
•Ian Clarkson Jewellery Awards.
•Craft Fellowship Award & Scottish Development Agency / Crafts Consultative C’ttee, to study Japanese Metal & Laquering techniques.
•Mobile Arts Award. Aberdeen.
The Royal College of Art, Travel.
The Saltire Society John Noble Award, Jewellery.
The Observer Jewellery Commission, Edinburgh.
Ian Clarkson Jewellery Awards.
Craft Fellowship Award & Scottish Development Agency / Crafts Consultative C’ttee, to study Japanese Metal & Laquering techniques.
Mobile Arts Award. Aberdeen.

Education:

D.A., M. Des. RCA 1964 - 1968

•Diploma in Art, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.
•Master of Design Degree, The Royal College of Art, London.
Positions held,
•Senior Lecturer, Course Leader of B.A.Hons Degree, Jewellery Design Course, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon’s University, Aberdeen.
•External Examiner of B.A.Hons. Fine Craft Design, University of Ulster, Belfast.
•Freelance Jewellery Designer Goldsmith.
Diploma in Art, Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen.
Master of Design Degree, The Royal College of Art, London.
Positions held:
Senior Lecturer, Course Leader of B.A.Hons Degree, Jewellery Design Course, Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon’s University, Aberdeen.
External Examiner of B.A.Hons. Fine Craft Design, University of Ulster, Belfast.
Freelance Jewellery Designer Goldsmith.

Public Collections:

The Royal College of Art.
•City Art Gallery, Bristol.
•Minister of Communications and Transport, Government of Kuwait.
•National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.
•Aberdeen Art Gallery.
The Royal College of Art.
City Art Gallery, Bristol.
Minister of Communications and Transport, Government of Kuwait.
National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Aberdeen Art Gallery.

Publications:

The Jewellers Directory of Decorative Finishes.  Jinks McGrath.
•The Directory of Gemstones,  Judith Crowe.
•Best of World Wide Jewellery Artists, Kennedy Publishing.USA.
The Jewellers Directory of Decorative Finishes.  Jinks McGrath.
The Directory of Gemstones,  Judith Crowe.
Best of World Wide Jewellery Artists, Kennedy Publishing.USA.


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    Bee earrings

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    Garden Rose pendant

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