Ailsa catches and celebrates fleeting, instinctive, subconscious moments of connection with ourselves and others: not big moments, rather the transient, everyday ones that are often over before we are even aware they were happening. If we are mindful of these, the ones we often rush past, they are the ones that can give us happiness, contentment and resilience. Ailsa’s work is a portrait series of 16 medals to moments of everyday life. Our use of jewellery has become predominantly an expression of materialism. But, quietly activist, Ailsa explores its primordial intention and value as a means of self-expression and mindfulness by using everyday materiality from her environment.

Silversmithing and Jewellery Design
Glasgow School of Art