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: Shortlisted for Visual Arts Scotland’s Graduate Showcase
June 2017: New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
June 2017: Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art
April 2016: “Dis-Order: Thinking Through Making”, Glasgow School of Art
April 2015: “100 Steps”, Glasgow School of Art
April 2014: “The Driven void and the Circuit of Connection”, Glasgow School of Art