About

Bio

I view jewellery as sculptures that move with us. Reflecting this I look to instill a sense of movement into my work through strategically placed lines, suggesting rhythm and change of direction. In finding inspiration for my pieces I tend to focus on often unnoticed details in our environment, and discover the beauty present in that which is overlooked, such as the interplay between urban and organic in the allotments. It is not just the visual that appeals to me, but the feeling and texture of the world around me. Engaging textures are essential to my work, in recognition that touch is in many ways a more primal sense than sight. I seek to create a holistic sensory experience through my work drawing upon both visual and tactile. Textures can interact with our tactile imagination to both comfort and power the wearer of pieces as they interact with them throughout the day.


I tend to bring together a multiplicity of influences, for example clothing pleats and Venetian architecture with basketry, in interesting yet simple ways. As a jewellery maker, my work is strongly rooted in the sketchbook process, especially in the use of collaging and printmaking, with a strong emphasis on line work and markmaking and a passion for deep and vibrant colours. A preference for enamels and etching are characteristic of my work.


EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT


2017
Hothouse Programme, Crafts Council, London
2017
Gold Keum-boo on Chased and Repoussé Silver Jewellery, Residential with Nancy Megan Corwin, West Dean College
2015 – 2016
Artist in Residence, Edinburgh College of Art Jewellery and Silversmithing Department
2012 - 2015
Edinburgh College of Art, BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing, First Class
2011 - 2012
Stevenson College, Edinburgh, BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Distinction
2010
Coburg House Art Studios, Edinburgh, Organic Ceramic Course

EXHIBITIONS


UPCOMING

2nd – 5th November 2017
Elements 3, Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold, Edinburgh
12th Nov 2017 – 7th Jan 2018
Dazzle, Oxo Tower, London
2017
Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
2016
Dazzle, Oxo Tower, London
2016
Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
2016
Dazzle Edinburgh, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
2016
Studio Fusion, London
2016
Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery, Bristol
2016
Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
2015
‘Treat’ Pop Up Exhibition, Heat Exchange II, Fife Contemporary Art and Craft, St Andrews
2015
Designer Jewellers Group Winter Showcase, Barbican, London
2015
Dazzle, Oxo Tower, London
2015
Winter Showcase, Gill Wing Jewellery, London
2015
‘Elements’ Festival of Gold and Silver, Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Edinburgh
2015
‘Essence’ International Enamel Symposium Exhibition, Galerie Waidspeicher, Erfurt, Germany
2015
New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
2015
Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
2014
Student Exhibition, CDS Gallery and Studio, Cotesbach, Leicestershire
2014
Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards Exhibition, Goldmiths’ Hall, London
2014
Mid-Point Exhibition, Edinburgh College of Art
2013
‘Limited Edition’ Jewellery Exhibition, InSpace Gallery, Edinburgh University
2012
‘Pop Up!’ One Day Art Exhibition, Royal Botanic Gardens, (‘Five Senses’ series of glass rings)
2012
Art and Design Foundation Diploma, End of Year Exhibition, Stevenson College, Edinburgh

AWARDS


2016
Goldsmiths’ Fair Graduate Bursary Award, The Goldsmiths’ Company
2016
Graduate Craft Award, The Inches Carr Trust
2015
Bursary Award Runner Up, Guild of Enamellers
2015
Highly Commended, Bright Young Gems, London
2015
Talent Spotted 2015 Commendation, New Designers, London
2015
Helen A Rose Bequest, Edinburgh College of Art
2015
Silver Bullion Grant, Goldsmiths Company, London
2014
Winning Design, Benefactors Award Design Contest, University of Edinburgh
2014
Gold Award in 2D Design, Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council, London
2014
Residential Study Bursary, West Dean College, “Exploring Jewellery with Wood” with Beth Legg
2013
Sir Robert Kirk Inches Award, Edinburgh College of Art
2013
Alexander Flynn Bequest Award for Sketchbook Work, Edinburgh College of Art
2012
Art and Design Award, Stevenson College, Edinburgh

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Please feel free to contact Karolina at her email address: karolina.baines@gmail.com