About


Karolina Baines

I am a jewellery designer and maker, currently living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland.

On a fundamental level, I view jewellery as small sculptures that move with the wearer. I primarily use enamels and etching to playfully create experiential objects. I also use rich colours, both calming and mysterious, along with strong tactile elements to further develop an emotional connection between jewellery and wearer.

I strive to bring together a multiplicity of diverse influences in interesting yet simple ways. These inspirations are expressed in my individual pieces through the use of collaging, tessellation and mark-making to create rich tactile patterns on both precious and non-precious metals. I also imbue my jewellery with a sense of movement through the use of folding techniques and linework.

Stockists


Aosdana Gallery

Isle of Iona, Scotland, UK

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SH Jewellery

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

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Mobilia Gallery

Massachusetts, USA

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Studio Fusion Gallery

London, UK

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Education / Training


2017
  • ‘Hothouse’, Crafts Council Talent Development Programme, London
  • 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

Awards


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

Exhibitions


2019
  • COLLECT 2019, Goldsmiths’ Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London
  • ‘GIFTED’, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Saltaire, Bradford
2018
  • Dazzle, Oxo Tower, London
  • Christmas Jewellery Show, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds
  • Elements 4, Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold, Edinburgh
  • Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
  • ‘RELIC’ Exhibition, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
  • Aosdana Gallery, Iona
  • Dazzle, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
  • ‘Fusion’, Victoria Sewart Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, Plymouth
  • ‘Limited Edition’, Edinburgh Printmakers
2017
  • Dazzle, Oxo Tower, London
  • Elements 3, Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold, Edinburgh
  • Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
  • Craft Scotland Summer Show, Edinburgh
  • ‘Excursions’, Custom Lane, Edinburgh
  • ‘Funke – Flamme – Feuer’, Deidesheim, Germany
  • Huit de Coeur, Paris, France
  • Studio Fusion Gallery, London
2016
  • Dazzle, Oxo Tower, London
  • Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
  • Dazzle Edinburgh, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Studio Fusion, London
  • Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery, Bristol
  • Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
2015
  • ‘Treat’ Pop-Up Exhibition, Heat Exchange II, Fife Contemporary Art and Craft, St Andrews
  • Designer Jewellers Group Winter Showcase, Barbican, London
  • Dazzle, Oxo Tower, London
  • Winter Showcase, Gill Wing Jewellery, London
  • ‘Elements 1’, Festival of Gold and Silver, Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Edinburgh
  • ‘Essence’ International Enamel Symposium Exhibition, Galerie Waidspeicher, Erfurt, Germany
  • New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
  • Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
2014
  • Student Exhibition, CDS Gallery and Studio, Cotesbach, Leicestershire
  • Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards Exhibition, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
  • 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)
  • Art and Design Foundation Diploma, End of Year Exhibition, Stevenson College, Edinburgh