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CV and selected exhibitions:

1973/77 – Sir John Cass School of Art, London (Metropolitan University): Diploma Design and Craftsmanship in Jewellery, incl. C & G Jewellery & Diamond Mounting. 1977 – Brighton: In-house jeweller in antiques shop in The Lanes.
1978 – London: E Wolfe & Co., making jewellery & object d’art for Asprey & Gerrard.
1979 – Self-employment on the Isle of Eigg, Inner Hebrides. Set up Turning-the-Tide workshop, working to commission, supplying local and mainland shops.
1990 – Moved to Galloway, SW Scotland, and set up current workshop.
1995/2000 (part time) – Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: Exhibitions Co-ordinator.

Awards and Selected Commissions

1975 – Australian South Sea Pearl Award 1979/83 – Three 18ct yellow & white gold dandelion clocks for the late sculptor Ann Garland’s “Time Running Out” pieces.
1985 – Invited by the International Gold Company to submit designs for men and women.
1992 – Invited to send work to Vogue magazine, Spain. Work featured in Scottish National Portrait Gallery Shop & Christmas Catalogue.
1993 – International commissions: Spain, USA and Canada.
1994 – The Flora MacDonald Collection for the ClanDonald Centre, Skye.
1995 – Edinburgh Fine Arts Society Brooch of Office.
1996 – Work featured at Glasgow Museum of Modern Art (GOMA) Studio Shop.
2002 – Necklace for art4life at Christie’s, London (featuring donated artworks for Cancer Research UK)
2002 – Pearl necklace, Edinburgh Festival Perrier Awards Ceremony, for its producer, theatre impressario Nica Burns.
2002-07 incl – Necklaces for Art for Life (donated art for Cancer Research UK) at Christie’s, London
2007 – Art and Craft Marketing Award, Dumfries and Galloway Council.
2009 – Craft Maker Award, Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scottish Arts Council
2010  – D&G C Small Business Financial Assistance Scheme Project.
2011  – Nominated Culture Champion of Year, Dumfries and Galloway Life magazine
2015 – Commemorative pins for Dumfries & Galloway’s WW2 surviving female munitions workers, the only group without official                  UK recognition. Commissioned by Russell Brown MP.

Public Commissions

2000 Dumfries and Galloway Council: 38 revolving railing finials (steel/copper/bronze) along the length of the Whitesands by the River Nith, Dumfries.

Collections

Aberdeen Art Gallery;
Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries (in Touring Craft Boxes);
Private collections all over the world.

Publications

February 2003 Homes and Interiors Scotland
Exposed, the very best of contemporary jewellery design in Birmingham (Brilliantly Birmingham 2003).
May 2006          Independent on Sunday
July 2010           Dumfries and Galloway Life magazine
Dec 2010           Profile: ‘Jewellery is My Life’, Dumfries and Galloway Life magazine
Oct 2011             Vogue  and  Glasgow Herald
Winter2011-12  TheBest of Scottish Weddings
Mar 2013           Professional Jeweller
Mar 2016           The Jeweller

Media

Series of radio interviews for Spring Fling ( incl. Radio Scotland, & WestSound)
2009 Radio Scotland interview for Spring Fling

Memberships, Associations and Committees

National Association of Jewellers ( formally BJA )
ACJ (Association for Contemporary Jewellery)
CraftScotland
Spring Fling CIC, now Upland (participant from 2002 to date)
D&G Unlimited
Founder member Scottish Designer Jewellers (now closed)
Applied Arts Scotland (committee member 1996-99 when it was Association for Applied Arts).
Spring Fling Selection Committee member 2004 -2006 incl.
Dumfries and Galloway Spring Fling Open Workshops Steering Group 2002-2007 incl.
Chair of newly elected Spring Fling Management Group 2008.
Chair of Spring Fling Open Studios Community Interest Company October 2008.

Residencies

2004 March/June – Artist in Residence, Kirkcudbright Academy. Installation in Memorial Garden exploring kinetics and light.
2005 January/April – Jeweller in Residence, Lockerbie Academy, also covering Moffat, Annan and Langholm Academies. SAC sponsored post, with D&G CREATE team.

Talks/Conferences

2002 Oct – Galloway Arts Society: guest speaker
2005 April – SWRI New Galloway: guest speaker
2005 Oct – Shetland Arts Trust/Applied Arts Scotland Exchange Event in Scalloway, Shetland and Sellafirth, Shetland: Guest speaker.
2006 April – AAS Exchange Event, Sligachan Hotel, Skye: Guest speaker
2006,08-11 inc Welcoming/opening speeches for Spring Fling exhibitions and brochure launches
2009 Oct – Stewartry Area Committee Cultural Strategy Open Meeting (Dumfries & Galloway Council) Invited to speak on forming Spring Fling Community Interest Company.
2010 July – Dumfries and Galloway Council’s civic reception for HRH Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, as Chair of Spring Fling
2012 April – Looking Out Looking In: Memory. Part of group delivering short lectures in Pecha Kucha format at Glasgow University Campus, Dumfries, with Spring Fling Open Studios.
2013 October – York Art Workers Association: guest speaker

Teaching

1997/98 – Kids’ Club Workshops, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
2003 – Series of brooch making workshops in schools ( ages 5 – 18 years ) across Dumfries & Galloway tying in with the Scottish Arts Council Travelling Gallery’s exhibition of brooches by Jack Cunningham.
2004 March – “Identity Tags” CPD (Continuing Professional Development) day long workshops for 16 teachers.
2004 March – CPD “Identity Tags” day workshops for16 teachers.
Nov 3 – Primary Schools workshops tying in with “Burns and Rivers” song writing project involving 11 schools in the region. leading to concerts and exhibition in January & May 2005.
2007 June – Jewellery workshop, Dalbeattie High School for 21 pupils ( incl 14 German exchange).
2008 Jan/Feb – Skills and Techniques beginners course, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries.
2009 Dec – One day CPD course for Art Departments, Castle Douglas & Dalbeattie High Schools.
2012 May – One day workshop at Dumfries College on sole trading, design and skills.

Solo Exhibitions

Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas, 2016
‘Jewellery ‘ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2017
‘New Jewellery’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2014
‘New Jewellery’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2012
‘Contrasts’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2010
Palterman and Thomas, Swansea, Featured Artist, Centenary Wedding Exhibition, 2010
Gracefield Arts Centre Shop, Dumfries, Featured Artist Nov 2007 – Jan 2008
‘Confluence’, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 2008
‘Spirit Level’  Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2005
‘New Jewellery’, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 2003
‘Gold and Silver’, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 2001
‘Millennium’, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 1999
‘Continuum’, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 1997
‘New Jewellery’, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 1995
‘Strands’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 1993
Broughton Gallery, Biggar: 1994 &1992
2006 April AAS Exchange Event, Sligachan Hotel, Skye: Guest speaker

Selected Exhibitions

2018…

Mar/May – Pyramid Gallery, York: featured Allure Jeweller
Jan/Mar  – The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, City Art Gallery, Leeds: ‘ Made with Love’

2017…

Oct/Dec – Pyramid Gallery, York: The Christmas Collection
Oct/Dec – Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge: Christmas at Heart
Oct/Dec – Mari Thomas Llandeilo: Christmas Show
Mar-May – New Brewery Arts, Cirencester: ‘Outpost’ selected show of Spring Fling members

2016…

Oct/Dec – Byard Art, Cambridge
July/Dec – Bessemer 11, Sheffileld
May/Oct – Red Barn, Melkinthorpe
April/May – Gracefield Arts Centre: ‘Process’ – Spring Fling’s flagship exhibition (mixed)
April/Oct – Leeds City Art Gallery                                                                          
April/Oct- Pyramid Gallery, York
Feb/April- Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: featured artist

2015…

Nov/Dec – Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh: with Disa Allsop & Sarah Strausberg
Oct/Jan – New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Oct/Jan – Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold, Ashby de la Zouch
Sept/Oct – Wigtown Book Festival Fringe: with  Kay Ribbens , Andy Priestman, Lisa Hooper
9-30 May – Castle Gallery Inverness : with Vernon Jones ( paintings) and Amanda Simmons (glass)
Mar/23 April – Spring Fling Showcase, McGill Duncan Gallery, Castle Douglas

2014…

April/June – Angela Leoroyd jewellery, Doune: ‘Longevity’
Mar/May – Gracefield Arts Centre: Spring Fling at Home
Jan – The Lighthouse Glasgow: Spring Fling National Showcase

2013…

Nov/Dec- Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh: ‘Objects of Desire’
Nov/Dec – Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
Nov/Jan – Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas
Oct/Jan – Pyramid Gallery, York
Oct/Dec – Craft Centre, City Art Gallery, Leeds
Sept- Wigtown book Festival Fringe
Aug- Open Eye Gallery ‘Gold’
May/June- Open Eye Gallery ‘Brooches and Pins’
Feb/May- Spring Fling taster exhibitions Gracefield Arts Centre Dumfries, Annan and Stranraer Museums

2012…

Nov- Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: ‘ Christmas Jewellery’
Nov- Touched by Scotland, Oyne
Oct- Craft Centre, City Art Gallery, Leeds
Oct- Wigtown book Festival Fringe
Feb/May-Spring Fling taster exhibitions Dumfries and Stranraer Museums

2011…

Nov- Rochester Art Gallery Craft Case: ‘Silverpoint’
Nov- Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: ‘ Christmas Jewellery’
Nov- The Craft Gallery, City Art Gallery, Leeds: ‘Alchemy’
Sept- Gallerytop, Matlock
May- Spring Fling open Workshops weekend in Dumfries and Galloway
April-Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Art in the Garden
Feb-May Spring Fling taster exhibitions Dumfries and Stranraer Museums

2010…

March-May Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and Stranraer Museum: Spring Fling taster exhibitions
Feb- Heart Gallery, Hebden Bridge: ‘I Do’

2009…

Dec -Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh: : Light & Colour: invited mixed show
Nov -Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: ‘Christmas Jewellery’
August -Kalo Contemporary Jewellers, Glasgow: Wedding Show
August- The Gallery, Craft Town Scotland, West Kilbride: Late Summer Show
March-April Spring Fling Taster exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and Stranraer Museum
March -High Cumulus Gallery, Edinburgh

2008…

Nov- Jan Designs Gallery, Castle Dougla: ‘Christmas Jewellery’
Nov-Dec Millennium Galleries Sheffield: ‘Christmas Crackers’
October- Red Barn Gallery, Melkinthorpe
October- Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland: ‘I Do,The Craft of the Wedding’
September – Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh: ‘ Confluence’ (solo)
August onwards – Opening Exhibition, Palterman & Thomas, Swansea
May – Spring Fling Taster exhibition, Catstrand Arts Centre, New Galloway, Castle Douglas
March – April – Spring Fling Taster exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries
January – April – Brewery Arts, Cirencester, new craft shop opening exhibition.

2007…

Nov- Jan – Gracefield Arts Centre Shop, Dumfries Featured Artist Designs, Castle Douglas, Park Gallery, Falkirk, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Walford Mills Crafts, Wimbourne. Dorset
Dec Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Christmas market weekend
June – Sept – Inaugural exhibition, Inchmore Gallery by Inverness, June Expressions in Jewellery, Stranraer Museum, Stranraer.
May 26-26 – Spring Fling Open Workshops Weekend in Dumfries & Galloway, sharing willow worker Trevor Leat’s workshop in Auchencairn.
Mar – May – Iona Gallery, Woodstock: Weddings
Mar – April – Spring Fling Taster exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

2006….

Nov – Jan07 – Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: Xmas jewellery & Silver
Nov – Dec – Platform Gallery, Clitheroe: Cornucopia
Nov – Dec – Bonhoga Gallery. Shetland: Arabesque
Nov – Dec – Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Nov onwards – Open Eye, Edinburgh
Oct – Dec – Mike Gell Gallery, Hereford: Brooching the Subject
27July–7 Sept – Broughton Gallery, Biggar: Summer exhibition.
July onwards – Designyard, Dublin : Wedding jewellery.
Aug onwards – Iona House Gallery, Oxford.
May 27-29 – Spring Fling Open Workshops Weekend in Dumfries & Galloway, with willow worker Trevor Leat, in his workshop in Auchencairn.
Mar – Apr – Spring Fling Taster exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

2005….

Nov – Jan 06 – “Gifted” in Craft Gallery, Royal Museum, Edinburgh.
Nov – Dec – (Solo)Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh: solo show.
Nov – Dec – Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas
May 29 – Aug – Broughton Gallery’s final Summer Exhibition – featuring jewellers who have exhibited over the years.
May 28 – 31 – Spring Fling: Open Workshops Weekend in Dumfries & Galloway, with willow worker Trevor Leat, in his workshop in Auchencairn.
March – Spring Fling taster exhibition, Gracefield Arts Centre.

2004….

November – Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: ‘Christmas Jewellery’
November – Brewery Arts, Cirencester.
November – Park Gallery, Falkirk.
November – Margin Gallery, Hamilton.
July – Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland.
July – Gallery Schomberg, Colchester: ‘Summer Exhibition’
June – Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: ‘Weddings’
May – Spring Fling Weekend ( 29 – 31 ) Open Workshops throughout Dumfries and Galloway with Trevor Leat (Willow Works).
April – Romney Marsh Craft Gallery, Lydd: ‘Organic Forms’
March/June – Royal Birmingham Society of Artists: ‘Confetti’

2003….

November – Mike Gell, Hereford: ‘Brooching the Subject’
November – Royal Birmingham Society of Artists: ‘Imagination’ (part of Brilliantly Birmingham Season)
November – Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas
November – Dick Institute, Kilmarnock: Majestic
November – Collins Gallery, Glasgow.
August – Broughton Gallery, Biggar.
August – We Three Kings, Witney, Oxon: ‘Roots and Shoots’.
June – (solo) Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
May – Schlosshof, Gifhorn, Germany: ‘Craft and Culture in Europe’.
April – Green Gallery, Munich, Germany: ‘Scottish Artists’
March/June – The Bessemer, Sheffield: ‘Functional, Practical, Beautiful’.
February – Green Gallery, Aberfoyle
January – The Lighthouse, Glasgow: ‘Scottish Select’.

2002….

November – Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
November – Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: ‘Christmas Jewellery’
November – Collins Gallery, Glasgow: ‘Christmas Show’
November – Dick Institute, Kilmarnock
October – Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
September – Royal Birmingham Society of Artists: ‘Autumn Leaves’
May – Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington: ‘Festival Exhibition’
January – Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh: ’21st Anniversary Exhibition – Invited Jewellery Show’

2001….

November – Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries: “Illumination”
November – Dick Institute, Kilmarnock: “Red” (Affordable Art)
November – Collins Gallery, Glasgow
November – Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland.
November – Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas.
November – Dial Gallery, Warkworth, Northumberland.
October – Broughton Gallery, Biggar: “Sea themes”.
October – Focus Gallery, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries: “Select”.
June – (Solo) Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

2000….

November – Designs, Castle Douglas
November – Just Art, Fochabers
November – Collins Gallery, Glasgow
November – Gracefield, Dumfries.
October – “Plenty” Millennium Dome, Ae Forest, Dumfries
October – Craft Gallery Just Art, Fochabers.
July – Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: “Made in Dumfries and Galloway”
May – Beirut International Art Fair, Damascus and Dubai.
2000/01 – Dumfries and Galloway Museums: “Treasures”, travelling exhibition.

1999….

Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh.
Cleos, Dublin, with Gracefield.
Gracefield: “Art and Craft Now”.
Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: Summer Exhibition, & Christmas.

1998….

Gibbs Gallery, Canterbury: “Favourites”.
Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas: “Made in Dumfries and Galloway”, & Christmas.
Gracefield, Dumfries: “Little Treasures”
The British Council, Edinburgh: “Centre of Attention”
Pyramid Gallery, York.

1997….

The Brewery Arts, Cirencester.
Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland: “Silver Darlings” (touring).
Gracefield: “Within our Grasp”.
Association for Applied Arts: “Open Doors”.
Open Eye, Edinburgh.
Crawford Arts, St Andrews: “Gifted”.
British Council, Edinburgh: “Centre of Attention”.

Also….

1996 Aberdeen Art Gallery (AAA) “Value Added”.
1995 &1993 (solo) Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
1994 & 1992 Broughton Gallery, Biggar.