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Ruth Hollywood

Ruth Hollywood
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Ruth Hollywood is an award winning contemporary jeweller, specialising in vibrant, geometric jewellery made from recycled silver and brightly coloured resin. Originally from Scotland, she is now based in the Drôme Provençale in the South of France.

Whilst her inspiration changes from collection to collection, Ruth’s main influences are science, architecture and modern art. Colour theory and grid formations are continuing themes from which she develops shapes and structures.

Dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of her practice, Ruth uses responsibly sourced and sustainable recycled silver. Additionally she adopts ethical principles throughout her work from eco friendly processes to recycled packaging.

Ruth graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA (HONS) in Silversmithing and Jewellery. She has received awards for Excellence in Design from The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and was selected for the Crafts Council UK Hothouse programme in 2015.

Her jewellery is stocked in a small selection of shops and galleries throughout the UK and Europe. As well as her ready to wear range, Ruth also takes commissions for custom colours and bespoke pieces.
RECENT EXHIBITIONS/SHOWS

2018

18+ - Galerie Caractère – Neuchâtel, Switzerland
MADE Autumn Showcase - Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Journées Européennes des Métiers d’Art 2018 – Dieulefit, France
Open SSA & VAS Together 2018 - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2017
Marché de Créateurs – L’Usine, Le Pöet- Laval, France
MADE Spring Showcase - Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Craft Scotland Showcase at the ACC show - Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore
David Hockney Themed Jewellery Exhibition - @Work, London
Contemporary jewellery exhibition - ICKX, Brussels

2016
Contemporary jewellery exhibition - &Collective, Bridge of Allan
Design Junction - Kings cross, London
Craft Design House Opening Exhibition - Gayfields Creative Spaces, Edinburgh
Summer Exhibition - &Collective, Bridge of Allan
Spring Exhibition - Gallery Nine, Bath
Inhorgenta - Messe, Munich
CRAFT Top Drawer - Olympia, London

2015
Winter Exhibition - The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
MADE Autumn Showcase - Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Crafts Scotland Summer Show, Whitestuff, Edinburgh
The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange 2015 - Online exhibition and book
Summer Exhibition - The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Hothouse 5 - Selected Craft Showcase - New Ashgate Galllery, Farnham
Handmade by Machines 2015 - The Lighthouse, Glasgow

AWARDS

2016
Funding for Go and See trip to New York - Craft Scotland

2015
Selected for Hothouse 5 - Crafts Council UK

2014
The Glasgow Visual Art and Craft Award - Glasgow Life

2006
Receiving Recognition For Effort - The Richard Hubbard Memorial Prize

2005
For Excellence in Design - The Goldsmith’s Bursary, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
Commendation - Young Designer Silversmith Award, The Worshipful Company of
Goldsmiths

EMPLOYMENT

2012 – Present
Independent Designer Maker

2011 - 2017
Jewellery Evening Class Lecturer, Glasgow
The City of Glasgow College

2010 - 2015
Freelance Arts Tutor, Glasgow

2005 - 2006
Jewellery Night Class Teaching Assistant, Glasgow
Glasgow
Cube hoop earrings
  • Ruth Hollywood
  • Cube hoop earrings
  • Jewellery
Cube trois pendant 1
  • Ruth Hollywood
  • Cube trois pendant 1
  • Jewellery
Cube trois vertical earrings
  • Ruth Hollywood
  • Cube trois vertical earrings
  • Jewellery
Cube ring
  • Ruth Hollywood
  • Cube ring
  • Jewellery
Cube trois bangle
  • Ruth Hollywood
  • Cube trois bangle
  • Jewellery
Iso flèche earrings
  • Ruth Hollywood
  • Iso flèche earrings
  • Jewellery
Iso barre vertical pendants
  • Ruth Hollywood
  • Iso barre vertical pendants
  • Jewellery
Iso hex hoop earrings
  • Ruth Hollywood
  • Iso hex hoop earrings
  • Jewellery

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