Alchemia Studio Gallery, 37 Thistle Street, Edinburgh. www.alchemia.co.uk
Brazen, Jewellery on exhibit from 14th April 2012. 58 Albion Street, Merchant City,Glasgow,G1 1LH.
Art's Complex Christmas Open Studios...8th ans 9th of December 2012. St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Rd. Edinburgh,EH7 6AE
Resonate – a collective exhibition of new work in print, film and metalwork
Coburg House Gallery, 15 Coburg Street, EH6 6ET, Edinburgh
British Silver Week ‘Rising Stars Day’ Pangolin, London Friday 18 May 2012 www.britishsilverweek.co.uk
The Brittish Craft Trade Fair, Yorkshire Show Ground, Harrogate, April 2011
Visual Arts Scotland annual exhibiton at The Royal Scottish Acadamey, The mound, Edinburgh, February 2011
'Life's a Bench 2! Studio K162, Schmuck International JewelleryFestival, Munich, Germany. March 2011
Flux at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Nov 2009 to February 2010.
Contemporary Making from Bishopsland
At Edinburghs Dovecot Studios,February 2010
Contemporary Silver; 30 years of Bishopsland
At the Victoria and Albert Museum London, July to Dec 2009
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Nicola Turnbull is a Scottish Jeweller designer and silversmith based in Edinburgh. Nicola creates delicate articulating jewellery from sterling silver. Her intricate designs consist of concentric shapes which pivot and move. Newer works incorporate small elements of vibrant colour. Nicola’s pieces are informed by geometric diagrams found in organic sciences, some of which are based on linear drawings made by a pendulum.
‘I have been creating rhythmic jewellery based on these ideas for several years. A recent teaching trip to Nepal has inspired me to further develop my designs. The contour lines of the steep Himalayan paddy fields echo the concentric lines of my existing work. The influence of the vivid culture led me to introduce colour and I have started to develop pieces with more geographical and less symmetrical lines.’
Nicola has worked in Nepal where she worked for four months, teaching jewellery techniques to disadvantaged young women. She set up the workshop in conjunction with the charity The Esther Benjamins Trust in Kathmandu. The trainees are a mixture of deaf young women and those who have been rescued from trafficking into Indian circuses. The project aims to provide sustainable employment for the new jewellers, as well as raising funds for the charity.www.ebtrust.org.uk/news/metric_collective
Ambit Motion Candle Holder
Photography by Phil Dickson