The remote environment Beth comes from on the far north coast of Scotland has strongly influenced both the work she produces and the materials she uses.
Her work is rooted in a delight in the poetic nature of metal, wood and stone, and in her fascination with both their surface and content. She has always been fascinated by the hinterlands and quiet edges of places; it is the beautifully bleak, elemental nature of the Scottish landscape that Beth aims to reflect in her jewellery.
Beth’s career has included periods when drawing, writing, and curating have dominated but her jewellery making has always remained constant. She works from her studio in the Trossachs National Park. Her work is held in Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and one of her pieces, acquired by the V&A in London, is now on show in V&A Dundee.
Photography by Stacey Bentley