Merlin Planterose

Merlin Planterose

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Having returned to the Highlands after graduating I set up my jewellery business from my workshop at Leckmelm Wood in a small hexagonal pavilion with a wood-burning stove and views over Lochbroom. My husband and I spent the last two years of University traveling up at the weekends in order to re-build an old wooden cabin which we now live in.

I am inspired by the landscape that I now live in, drawing from the rugged hills, mountains and remote islands. I enjoy exploring textures and often contrast rough textures with finer elements, such as polished silver, precious stones and pearls.

When researching for a collection I usually stumble upon a historical story, character or event that interests me and that informs the designs at a more conceptual level, so that a finished piece is not only aesthetically unique and pleasing but also has a story behind it.

Specialist Techniques:

Chain making
Hand raising
Stone setting

Awards:

2013
Goldsmiths Fair 2013 - recent graduate bursary
Makers Award

2012
HI-Arts Making Progress Mentoring Program
Learning Journey - bursary
Makers Award

2011
Strathearn Gallery award
The Tayberry Gallery award
Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary

Education:

2007/11
Duncan of Jordanstone, Jewellery and Metal Design, B.des Hons, 1st Class

2006/7
Leith School of Art, Foundation Year, with Merit

2006
Bridge House Art, Portfolio Course


  • Merlin Planterose

    Stone Hammered Bowl

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    Pearl cup studs

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    Large pearl cup ring

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    Tumbling Wall necklace

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    Pearl flower ring

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    Yellow sapphire earrings

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    Long pebble earrings

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    Yellow sapphire pendant

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    Lady Grange Locket 2

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    Lady Grange Locket 1

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