Isla Christie is a jeweller and a recent graduate of Silversmithing and Jewellery from the Glasgow School of Art. She makes use of digital tools to explore the infinite possibilities of geometrical forms, and is captivated by the myriad ways in which these forms can be constructed, deconstructed and reimagined. Isla constantly transitions between working in a 2D and 3D space to shift her perspective and consider alternate possibilities of shape and form.
Working in silver and paper, Isla has developed a method of ‘slicing’ digital 3D models into delicate items of jewellery made from layers of cut paper. Her most recent collection of earrings features kinetic forms which encourage playful interaction from the wearer. In this collection, she has produced an array of interchangeable elements, including front and back sections of earrings which can be rearranged in endless combinations.
2013-2017: Glasgow School of Art, First Class BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery
2017: Vanilla Ink Graduate of the Year
2017: The Association for Contemporary Jewellery Mark Fenn Award
2017: Incorporation of Hammermen Prize, Glasgow School of Art
2017: Selected for Visual Arts Scotland’s Graduate Showcase
January 28th – March 11th, 2018: Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase 2018, Edinburgh
January 13th – March 11th, 2018: Class of 2017, The National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire
November 10th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018: Dazzle, Oxo Tower, London
November 9th, 2017 – January 28th, 2018: Annual New Graduate Exhibition, Kath Libbert Gallery, Salts Mill
November 6th – December 20th, 2017: ‘Shine’, The Goldsmiths Centre, London
November 3rd – 5th, 2017: Elements 3, Edinburgh
September 2nd – November 5th, 2017: ‘Double Edge’, Cursley & Bond, Kent
June 2017: New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
June 2017: Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art