Contemporary jewellery and adornment exploring mental health

Exhibitions + Events


to 2 Nov

Out Of Sight Out Of Mind

Now in its fifth year, Out of Sight, Out of Mind (OOSOOM) is an exhibition of artworks created in relation to peoples’ experiences of mental health issues. It is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF).

I will be exhibiting two objects from my ‘Joy’ series, exploring the disconnect we experience from joy during mental ill health, and creating work which allows us to be joyous again.

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Groups and individuals have made their work with a range of motivations, including personal expression, development of artistic practice, experiencing the therapeutic benefits of making, formal art therapy and political activism. Many have responded to this year’s SMHAF festival theme which is ‘reclaim’. Come and see Summerhalls expansive gallery spaces full of artworks which discuss, celebrate, reveal and highlight aspects of mental health.

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Opening Night:

Thursday the 10th of August 6:30-8:30pm

Opening hours

Wed 11 Oct 2017 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

OOSOOM: Uncovered

11, 18 and 25 October, 14:00–14.30pm. Free.

Each Wednesday afternoon some artists will offer insights in to their work. Different artists will talk each week. Spaces are limited, so booking is essential.

For further information about the exhibition or to book a place on OOSOOM: Uncovered –

Phone: 0131 273 5116


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to 25 Aug



/ad'fek.tus/, Latin, noun

Emotion: a strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood or relationship with others


Adfectus is a new exhibition of contemporary jewellery from the collective, Element47. Taking the

concepts of emotion, mood and feeling as a starting point, the exhibited work explores joy, absence,

surprise and other emotions that defy translation.

Element47 is a professional jewellers design collective based within SilverHub Jewellery School and

Studios in Abbeymount Studios, Easter Road, Edinburgh.

Our unique collective aims to provide a supportive environment enabling us to develop our practice.

Through public engagement and the creation of exhibitors we aim to increase awareness and

understanding of contemporary jewellery design. Within the studio, we create opportunities to

enable us as professional jewellers to critique, skill share and collaborate.

Adfectus will feature work by six collective members: Lisa Arnott, whose collection “Present with

Absence” was recently awarded an outstanding distinction in her Master in Fine Arts (metalwork and

jewellery) from the Sheffield Institute of Arts; Eleanor Kerr Paton, with a new body of work

designed to re-connect us to joy. Frequent small moments of joy are proven to positively impact our

long term mental health, Eleanor creates wearable objects that bring this joy into our everyday lives;

Carolyn Kinnaird, who has created work exploring the theme of honesty, through pieces specially

designed for this exhibition, observing elements of Scandinavian design and its focus on simplicity,

clean lines and elegant, minimalist forms; Sarah McAdam, who has taken inspiration from the

German word Waldeinsamkeit; literally translated as 'forest loneliness', which celebrates the sense

of being alone in the woods and the feeling of connection with nature that it brings; Ann Shearer,

uses her knowledge of materials and making practice to develop elements of surprise in her pieces;

and Nicola Turnbull, with her collection of work inspired by the emotions inherent in being in the


Adfectus; 17th - 25th August

Bloc gallery; 40 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH6 7AE

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to 13 Jul

Heads and Tales

As part of the final celebrational programme for the “Heads & Tales” mental health heritage project this exhibition will showcase works to celebrate the diverse and individual experiences of mental health conditions and the benefits of artistic expression. The show features over 50 invited artists alongsideHeads & Tales project's participants and volunteers. The work on show includes a wide range of mediums from paintings, sculptures, moving image, audio, performances, sketchbooks and a few reflections on items from the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

I will be exhibiting one of my latest pieces of work, exploring how to reconnect to joy when living with mental ill health.

100s & 1000s

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11:00 am11:00

Out Of The Blue Xmas Market

Out of the Blue Xmas Arts Markets & Bruncheon!
Saturday 1st, Saturday 8th & Saturday 15th December 2018
11am - 5pm, £1.50 entry

Artwork and crafts for sale direct from the artists in the relaxed atmosphere of The Out of the Blue Drill Hall.

There are three dates but I will only be there for the 15th so don’t miss me! I’ll Also be selling some absolute bargains and clearing out old stock, perfect for getting some stocking fillers or a Christmas treat!

Prices start from £10 for hand made silver jewellery!

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10:00 am10:00


GLOW is a new and unique opportunity to buy from some of the greatest contemporary Scottish designers. Curated by James Donald, creator of the wildly successful CLOTH#18 makers fair in August 2018, his newest Scottish design-led fair brings you a curated group of Scottish fashion and gift choices for all your festive needs. Don’t miss out on the fantastic work selected for this exclusive event from a multitude of disciplines reflecting the best in Scottish design and craft, including textiles, ceramics, jewellery,
accessories and more!

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4:00 pm16:00

Montrose Terrace and Abbey Hill Festive Open Night

Gather your friends and join us for a fun-filled festive shopping evening filled with freebies, great offers, delicious nibbles and mulled wine at the Montrose Terrace & Abbeyhill Festive Open Night from 4-9pm on Thursday 6th December. 

SilverHub Jewellery School will be open, I’m teaching a class during the event so if you’re curious about our courses stop by and find out about what we can offer.

We will also be selling jewellery made by the resident jewellers in the teaching space including my own designs.

From artisan gifts to affordable art, organic beauty products to massage gift vouchers, we’ll have everything you need for stuffing stockings and picking presents this festive season.

We'd love to welcome you for some festive cheer, great company and a chance to get to know the people working in your community shops.

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12:00 pm12:00

Open Studios

We warmly invite you to our Christmas Open Studios at Out of the Blue Abbeymount Studios.

This will be a great opportunity to meet the artists, designers, and makers and browse and buy from their collections of beautiful and interesting works. Abbeymount Studios is home to 50 designers and makers, with backgrounds in textile design and print, candle and soap making, leather work, painting, jewellery, mosaics, photography and more.

So stop by with your friends and family, get some Christmas shopping done whilst enjoying mulled wine and a minced pie!

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to 13 Jan

Colour and Form

  • National Centre for Craft and Design (map)
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This exhibition features the some of the most innovative and exciting designer/makers working in craft and design practice today. These glass artists have all been members of the Design-Nation portfolio, producing work for trade, retail and commission. A true celebration of colour and form, this exhibition showcases a range of techniques, such as blown and fused glass, and features a wide variety of functional and decorative pieces. All works are for sale making this exhibition the perfect Christmas shopping destination.

Featuring vessels, wall art and installation pieces by:

Stuart Akroyd

Amy Cushing

Stevie Davies

Gillies Jones

Peter Layton & Bruce Marks, founder and studio manager respectively, of London Glassblowing

Catriona Mackenzie

Maggie Williams

Clare L Wilson

There will also be a showcase of wearable glass in jewellery form by:

Angela Ibbs

Ruth Lyne

Eleanor Kerr Patton

Samantha Sweet

 As a leading network for the support and development of craft and design practice, Design-Nation is committed to nurturing and developing emerging talent to established and internationally known artists and designers. NCCD is proud to present Design-Nation’s first dedicated selling showcase of works in glass.

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to 21 Oct

Art Friends of St Columba's Hospice

Our Art Friends exhibition, now in its 32nd year, offers a unique selection of contemporary paintings, sculpture, print and jewellery from over 100 of Scotland’s most established artists and emerging talents. The event is returning to The Edinburgh Academy in Stockbridge – an ideal venue to browse the exhibition and buy original art while helping support the work of the Hospice (A portion of the proceeds from sales comes to the Hospice).

We are also delighted to announce that this year’s exhibition is kindly sponsored by Lindsays.

Over a third of all profits go towards the hospice.

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Out Of Sight Out Of Mind
to 29 Oct

Out Of Sight Out Of Mind

  • Summerhall Basement space (map)
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Now in its fifth year, Out of Sight, Out of Mind (OOSOOM) is an exhibition of artworks created in relation to peoples’ experiences of mental health issues. It is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF).

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Open Studios at AbbeyMount
to 23 Sep

Open Studios at AbbeyMount

Visit my OPEN STUDIOS at Abbeymount Studios this September!

I invite you inside to see my creative space, chat over tea, meet the makers I share my space with and browse our work. 

I will have my current work available to purchase plus a little discount area where you can grab a bargain!

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to 17 Jun


Launch Fri 15 June 5–8pm
Open Sat 16 & Sun 17 June 10am–6pm

Our annual makers’ fair celebrating contemporary craft and design across fashion, homeware, print and illustration is back. With our partners Creative Edinburgh we are giving a special focus on emerging designers and collectives. Presenting gorgeous items to add to you home and wardrobe, there will also be designer led events and workshops to give some insight into their working practices and try your hand at making. 


Akvile SuAll That is BrawBehind BrackenBertyBBlessed UnrestCara Guthrie CeramicsCara MorrisCatherine AitkenCollingwood-Norriscomptonville/campbell / Darte JewelleryEleanor Kerr-PattonElement47Elin Isaksson GlassFiona Luing JewelleryGJEWLHannah SulekHappy Retro FurnitureHeather SawersionalundiedesignJenni Douglas DesignsJessica HowarthKate Colin DesignKinnaird JewelleryKirsty Muir JewelleryKrush DesignLia BLisa ArnottLook, LaurenLucia Castillo.Mixed mediaLucky Cloud SkincareMAiKPaisley PinsPolymorphicsQuincy DesignsQuinta Essenzarachel smithRebecca Sarah BlackSarah McAdamStefanie CheongSteph LiddleStravaig / Studio FiveSuk-Wan Chan Designertablet + HAARTwiggdwooltide – [collected and created]



Creative Edinburgh presents two short talks with designer/illustrator Karen Mabon and illustrator Susie Purvis, sharing secrets and experiences from the inside of running design-led businesses. Come and pick up some tips on growing your enterprise locally and internationally, and on which paths to take on your design journey. The talks are half an hour each with time built in for your questions at the end.

Saturday 16 June

Karen Mabon
3–3.45pm Free. Book via Eventbrite
Join Laura Macintosh, Commercial Director of Karen Mabon – known for their illustrative silk scarves and printed textiles. Laura will talk about the business, its growth and how they have gained international recognition.

Sunday 17 June

Susie Purvis
3–3.45pm Free. Book via Eventbrite
Join Susie Purvis as she talks about her life as an illustrator: the hurdles she faced, the mistakes and successes on her journey in the industry. This talk will be full of tips for those of you interested in navigating similar paths.


Saturday 16 June

Jude Gove: Make your own Leather Coin Purse
10am–1pm. £35 (suitable for 12+ years). Book via Eventbrite
Using soft leather and pure wool felt, Jude Gove will take you through all aspects of making your own coin purse. Choose your leather, cut out your design and stitch it all together using simple hand sewing techniques. All materials provided.

Kate Colin: Make your own Geometric Paper Vase
2.15–4.45pm. £35 (suitable for 12+). Book via Eventbrite
Explore folding techniques, patterns and shapes, and learn how to make three-dimensional creations using a few simple folds. You’ll make hanging decorations and your own geometric paper vase to take home. High quality colourful paper and all materials are included.

Sunday 17 June

Stefanie Cheong: Make your own Rock Jewel
11am-12.30pm. £25 (suitable for 8+ if accompanied by an adult). Book via Eventbrite
Grind natural rocks into pigment or shards to add to jesmonite, giving colour and texture which will then be embedded in a circular, triangle or square mould. You will fashion a closure pin from 100% recycled silver for the back, transforming your rock jewel into a wearable brooch or pin.

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to 10 Jun


  • Trade Fair Centre Karlsruhe (map)
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At EUNIQUE, you can discover one-of-a-kind products that are not available in stores, enjoy one-on-one conversations with the designers and purchase the things you like directly!

A curated selection of international furniture, fashion and jewellery designers await you. More than 350 exhibitors will present products which fascinate you with their unique nature.

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to 9 Jun

Karlsruhe Design Week

Three selected pieces will be on show as part of Karlsruhe's design week at Donna.

Kriegsstrasse 140 (corner Sophien- / Karlstrasse) 
76133 Karlsruhe

Phone: +49 721 22662
Fax: +49 721 23485

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to 4 Apr


This exhibition is designed to raise awareness of mental health and generate some much needed funds for Lancashire Mind in order for them to continue the work they do across the county. 

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to 26 May


Our opening, Not only decoration: on full volume offers works from 30 artists that speak up about important issues facing the world today, proving that jewelry can be more than just an aesthetic for the body. These members are artists and makers from all over the world through jewelry and objects that deals with social and environmental issues, they will also experience that jewelry doesn't have to be only a decorative object for the body. Jewelry can be an amplifier for those who wish to add their voices to important topics and to do so through their work.

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