Ruth Laird

Ruth Laird

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

Ruth Laird's work is underpinned by the notion of finding connections between maths and artistic expression in unusual places. Each unique piece of jewellery is hand crafted by Ruth in her studio at The Briggait, Glasgow. Weathered textures, distorted perspectives and architectural details are key visual elements which inform her designs. By applying an intuitive approach to traditional metalsmithing techniques, Ruth experiment's with shape arrangements, colour combinations and surface finishes to create pieces which inhabit a sense of engineered precision combined with chaotic composition.

Specialist Techniques:

Scoring and folding, hinges and rivets, spray paint layers, heat-treatment, surface finishes.

Education:

BA(Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery Design - Glasgow School of Art. Graduated 2011

Exhibitions:

2016 'LIVING CITY' Showcase, Gill Wing Jewellery, London. 2015 &Collective Gallery, Bridge of Allan. 2015 Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London. 2015 'SHAPES' presented by O-PiN, 1873 Hall, The Briggait, Glasgow. 2015 'Own Art' Showcase, Millenium Gallery, Sheffield. 2015 'NEPAL' Art Auction Fundraiser, Studio Warehouse SWG3, Glasgow. 2014 ‘CHROMAtic’ Sara Priesler Gallery, Birmingham. 2014 ‘CHROMA Jewellery Collective’ Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. 2014 O-PiN website Launch exhibition, The Briggait, Glasgow. 2014 'Marie Curie: Art For Care', The Lighthouse, Glasgow. 2013 SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. 2013 MADE London Contemporary Craft Fair, One Marylebone, London. 2013 ‘Only One’, Mokspace Gallery, London. 2013 ‘Spectrum’, Birmingham School of Jewellery, Birmingham. 2013 Spotlight @ Smiths Row, Smiths Row Gallery, Suffolk. 2012 New Designers, Designers Jewellers Group, The Barbican, London. 2012 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester. 2012 JOYA Art Jewellery Fair, FAD, Barcelona. 2012 New Designers: One Year On, Business Design Centre, London. 2012 Getting Started 2012, Goldsmiths Hall, London. 2011 'ReFound', Pop-up Gallery, Glasgow. 2011 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London.

Publications:

Wallpaper* September 2012 The Art of Soldering for Jewelry Makers: Techniques and Projects, Wing Mun Devenney, 2013


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    3rdAngle Geometric Brooch

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    Sliding zigzag pendant

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    Rolling zigzag ring

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    'Barcelona' Necklace

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    Sliding Fold Brooch

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    Building Brooch

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    Scaffold Rings

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    Hinged Block Earrings

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    Architectural rings

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    Perspective Necklace

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    Rooftops necklace

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    Distorted Blue Brooch

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