Sandra Murray

Sandra Murray Jewellery

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

Biography:

I have been making precious metal jewellery since 2007. It is mostly one of a kind and is often inspired by nature. I have travelled extensively and still love to do so.

Specialist Techniques:

Etruscan style granulation; Chasing and Repoussé; fold-forming.

Awards:

Cooksongold Design of the Week Award for my leaf ring. January 2016.

Education:

I was trained by Bill Wilson in Edinburgh. After visiting the "Treasures from Tuscany" Exhibition at the National Museum in Scotland I took a granulation course in conjunction with Edinburgh College of Art. This led me to taking a further one-to-one course in Etruscan style granulation with a Master Goldsmith, in Umbria. The following year I returned to Italy to take private tuition in alloy making and metal weaving. We drew down gold wire as fine as hair and this was then woven. In 2012 I took a workshop at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence in chasing & repoussé.

Exhibitions:

VAS Fly 2016. R.S.A. National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh. 3-27 December 2016. Converge 2016. Visual Arts Scotland's Exhibition. Upper Galleries, Scottish National Gallery Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh. 29 January - 20 February 2016. Kalopsia, Edinburgh. February 2016 - . The International Contemporary Jewelry Exchange 2015. Curated by Olga Raben. Online exhibition and book published September 2015. Previous Exhibitions Jam Eaton Gallery, Windsor. Christmas Exhibition. From 8 November-31 December 2014. Alliages, Lille, France. Espace Permanent 2014. Impressions Exhibition during February 2014. Alliages, Lille, France. Papallona/Mariposa/Butterfly. Museu de Ciències Naturals de Granollers, Barcelona. Curated by Philip Sajet in conjunction with Grego Garcia (Amaranto Joies). From 9 November 2013-2 March 2014. Winter Exhibition. Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall. From 2 December 2013-11 February 2014. Espaijoia, Barcelona. From 17-20 October 2013. Represented by Grupo Duplex. Joya Barcelona, Barcelona Contemporary Jewellery Week. 17-19 October 2013. Represented by Grupo Duplex. Iberjoya, Madrid. From 11-15 September 2013. Represented by Grupo Duplex. Rosie McKenzie Art, Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3 5AH. February 2012-February 2013. Contemporary Jewellery Yearbook Exhibition, Joyeria Ginés, Zaragoza. From 8th - 26 November 2012. Espaijoia, Barcelona. From 12-15 October 2012. Represented by Grupo Duplex. Iberjoya, Madrid. From 12-16 September 2012. Represented by Grupo Duplex. Cancer Research UK Exhibition. Adam House, Edinburgh. Tuesday 15th November-Saturday 19th November 2011. WASPS Artists' Open Studios (2011), Albion Road Business Centre, 78 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QZ. Saturday 1st October 11am-5pm & Sunday 2nd October 12am-5pm 3D/2D West End Craft & Design Fair. St. John's Church, Edinburgh. 22nd-28th August 2011 11am-6pm. Unite (in conjunction with Craftscotland). Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. 16th April - 7th May. Tues.-Fri. 10-5 pm & Sat. 12-4 pm. Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition. The Royal Scottish Academy, Upper Galleries, The Mound, Edinburgh. 5th February - 3rd March 2011. Flat Cat Gallery, Lauder. Thursday 21st October 2010 - February 2011. Designer Crafts at the Mall 2011. 21st Anniversary. Winter Exhibition of the Society of Designer Craftsmen at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1Y 5BD. 8th Jan.-16th Jan. 2011 10-5pm. 3D/2D Christmas Craft & Design Fair, Royal Concert Halls, Glasgow, 5th December 2010. Cancer Research UK Exhibition. Adam House, Edinburgh. Tuesday 16th November - Saturday 20th November 2010. WASPS Artists' Open Studios 2010. Albion Road Business Centre, 78 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QZ. Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd October. 3D/2D West End Craft Fair, St. John's Church, Edinburgh, 23rd-29th August 2010 11am - 6pm. The Exhibiting Societies of Scottish Artists. Auction for Scottish Art. Lyon & Turnbull (Fine Art Auctioneers) 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RR. Saturday 26-Wednesday 30 June 2010. Visual Arts Scotland Annual Open Exhibition. The Royal Scottish Academy, Lower Galleries, The Mound, Edinburgh. 20th February-18th March 2010. Gifted - National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. 13th November 2009-10th January 2010. Canvas Pop-Up Gallery, Exhibiting Societies of Scottish Artists. Small Works and Postcards Exhibition 2009, 46a George Street, Edinburgh, 5th-24th December 2009. 3D/2D Christmas Craft and Design Fair, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 5th-6th December 2009. Glasgow South Side Christmas Craft Fair. Craft Fairs Scotland. Langside Hall, Glasgow. Saturday 21st November 2009 10am-4pm. 3D/2D West End Craft Fair, St. John's Church, Edinburgh, 24th-30th August 2009. St. Andrews May Craft Fair. Craft Fairs Scotland. St, Andrews Town Hall. Saturday 16th May 2009 10am - 4pm. Smokehouse Gallery, Winter Show, Eyemouth. 20th November 2008 - 30th April 2009. The Compass Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Glasgow, 27th November 2008 - 21st January 2009. West End Craft Market, Stafford Street, Edinburgh on 6th December 2008. 3D/2D Christmas Craft & Design Fair, Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh. 29th-30th November 2008. WASPS Open Studios (Albion Road, Edinburgh), 4th-5th October 2008. 3D/2D West End Craft Fair, St. John's Church, Edinburgh, 18th-24th August 2008. The Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, March - April 2008. The Compass Gallery Christmas Exhibition, Glasgow, December 2007 - January 2008. WASPS Open Studios (Albion Road, Edinburgh), October 2007. Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh, 2007-2011.

Publications:

'Art Jewelry Today: Europe ' (edited by Catherine Mallette), which was published in November 2014 by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA. 'Art Jewelry Today 3' which was published in September 2011 by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., USA. Yearbooks 'Papallona/Mariposa/Butterfly' catalogue of the exhibition in the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Granollers, Barcelona. 'Contemporary Jewellery Yearbook 2013' published by Grupo Duplex, Barcelona. 'Contemporary Jewellery Yearbook 2012' published by Grupo Duplex, Barcelona. The 'Contemporary Jewellery Yearbook 2012' went to: Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany from 22nd - 25th February 2013 Baselworld, Basel, Switzerland from 25th April - 2nd May 2013. Articles Findings, The Association for Contemporary Jewellery's quarterly newsletter, Issue 48 June 2009. "Career Change Jewellers" by Linda Tyler.


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