Sandra Wilson’s work is highly collaborative, working with for example scientists and anthropologists. Her current body of work involves recovering precious metals from electronic waste such as computer circuit boards and mobile phones using a hydro-metallurgy process. With these e-waste metal solutions she has created new surface treatments not seen before. As an academic at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee in Scotland she has researched the lesser known silversmithing technique of Dutch Raising and organised the 2019 European Silversmiths Forum (Hammerclub) in Dundee. With skills in hand raising, casting, and engraving she creates innovative organic forms that are highly tactile, desirable and collectable.
Professor of Ecological Metal Design
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design part of the University of Dundee
2019 Confluence: Tradition in Contemporary Art. Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA and the Museum of the Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing China.
2019 European Silversmiths Forum, Dock Street Studios Dundee, and the Goldsmiths Centre, London and at Elements: Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold, Edinburgh.
2018 Elements: Perspectives for a Fairer Future. Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh. 5 pieces on display in upper gallery. Showcasing work created from recovered precious metals from electronic waste.
2018 European Silversmiths Forum, Goldsmiths House, Hanau Germany.
2018 Visual Arts Scotland – Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh.
2006 PhD The Organics of Craft
2001 BDes (Hons) Jewellery & Metal Design
member of Contemporary British Silversmiths