Naomi Mcintosh is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Cairngorms National Park.
She employs a holistic approach to her work. Predicated on a belief that everything is interconnected, she aims to capture and share the experience of being in a constantly changing, beautiful and expansive landscape through her work. By being in tune with the environment, she explores the passing of time, seasonality and the ever present experience of nature. Her work recreates her experiences of place, discovered whilst being exposed to the elements and quiet solitude, working at different scales, from wearable objects to sculptural and immersive installations. In this way she uses her background in both architecture and jewellery to explore the relationship between the body, objects and space.
Drawing is the starting point for every project. Precise geometry, repetition, pattern making and the interpretation of spaces are themes used throughout. She explores qualities of line in three dimensions including laser cutting, steam bending and wood-turning. By using thousands of individual elements, forms are suggested within her work, volumes are captured, and 2D surfaces are transformed into sculptural 3D objects.
Working primarily with wood, she creates specific environments and feelings about spaces. Different woods can tell a narrative through grain, colour and form. With implied movement, the pieces shift and change as do the ways that volumes, patterns, planes and forms are seen and objects are created that have life and resonance.
MA DESIGN – JEWELLERY Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK
BSC ARCHITECTURE (HONS) The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK
2022 SOMERSET HOUSE, ‘COLLECT’ London, UK Craft Scotland
2022 LAF, Ruup & Form
2021 London Design Biennale, in collaboration with Ruup & Form
SOMERSET HOUSE, ‘COLLECT’ London, UK Ruup & Form.
SOMERSET HOUSE, ‘COLLECT’ London, UK Craft Scotland.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY, 'Alight' Edinburgh,
MARCHMONT HOUSE, ‘Conversations in Wood’
ST MARGARETS BRAEMAR, ‘Music Making Landscapes’
DUFF HOUSE/ STIRLING CASTLE, National Galleries of Scotland, Scotland
GALERY LULO, ‘Paper Landscapes 2’, Healdsburgh, CA, USA
CONTEMPORARY APPLIED ARTS, ‘Colour Exploration’ London
CONTEMPORARY APPLIED ARTS, ‘Materials’, London
GALERY LULO, ‘Paper Landscapes’, Healdsburgh, CA USA
HEALS, ‘Tessellating Jewellery’ Window Display, London UK
FUTURE HERITAGE, Decorex, London,
CODA MUSEUM, Paper Art, Apeldoorn Netherlands
PATINA Gallery, Crafted Visions, Santa Fe, USA
LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL – Scottish Craft and Design Pavilion, London UK
ART BOCA RATON, Boca Raton, USA
BOTANICAL GARDENS EDINBURGH, ‘New for Old’, Edinburgh UK
SOFA, Chicago USA
NORTON MUSEUM ‘BIJOUX’, West Palm Beach, USA
LESLEY CRAZE GALLERY, ’30 years in the making’ London, UK
MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN, (MAD) Store Showcase, NYC, USA
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, Shop showcase, London, UK
SCULPTURAL OBJECTS AND FUNCTIONAL ART (SOFA), Chicago USA
OPEN EYE GALLERY
ART PALM BEACH
RESIDENCIES, FUNDING AND AWARDS
2021 Cross Cultural Exchange British Council Thailand
2020 Inches Carr Award for Craft
2017 and 2016 British Council – Phrae, Thailand
2016 Craft Council/KCL, Parallel Practice
2015 Aberdeenshire Council/ Creative Scotland
2019 - Current Lecturer and Researcher in Jewellery and Design.
Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University. Aberdeen UK
2010 - Current Interdisciplinary Artist Maker
Jewellery, Sculptural objects and Installations