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Maria Laidlaw

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My creative process starts with a sense of curiosity and a desire to make. It’s also about the untapping new possibilities for materials that have had a previous use in order to promote circularity. Generally, I work with metals and mixed materials finding ways to create jewelry and bespoke objects.

I have always been fascinated by old things, whether it’s process, tradition, materials or pattern. Characteristics of nostalgia and romanticism quite often inform my creative aesthetic.

The essence of slow making and mindfulness are integral to my practice - not only do I gain a sense of grounding and pleasure from the process, I hope that joy is imbued in the work and passed on.
ABOUT ME
Designer of 3D objects, loves working with metal and mixed media. Passionate about the handmade
and traditional creative skills. Sustainability focused. Values collaboration. Knowledge seeker.
EDUCATION & MEMBERSHIPS
Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University
First Class Honours, Three Dimension Design 2021
Visual Arts Scotland 2021
Applied Arts Scotland 2021
Wool Spinner – Member of Grampian Weavers, Spinners & Dyers 2008-present
EXHIBITIONS
2021 Deemouth Artist Studios, Aberdeen
2021 Virtual Degree Show, Robert Gordons University, Aberdeen
2014 Random Expressions, Umoja Art Gallery, Kampala Uganda
2009 AWA Christmas Craft Fair, Aberdeen Scotland
Degree Show Necklace (Repurposed from brass lantern)
  • Maria Laidlaw
  • Degree Show Necklace (Repurposed from brass lantern)
  • Jewellery
Degree Show Ring (Repurposed Materials)
  • Maria Laidlaw
  • Degree Show Ring (Repurposed Materials)
  • Jewellery
Degree Show Ring (Repurposed Materials)
  • Maria Laidlaw
  • Degree Show Ring (Repurposed Materials)
  • Jewellery
Repurposed Materials
  • Maria Laidlaw
  • Repurposed Materials
  • Jewellery
Broom Rack
  • Maria Laidlaw
  • Broom Rack
  • Welding
Random Expression
  • Maria Laidlaw
  • Random Expression
  • Photography
Mairi Faith
  • Maria Laidlaw
  • Mairi Faith
  • Mixed Media
Abstract Flowers
  • Maria Laidlaw
  • Abstract Flowers
  • Mixed Media

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