Maker

Jennifer Gray

Jennifer Gray (MA RCA) is a Designer/Maker of jewellery and objects. Her work is sold through London based Galleries and Design shops, she also works to commission.

She graduated from the Silversmithing and Jewellery Department at Glasgow School of Art in 2006 with a first class degree. Since then she has been exhibiting and selling her work as well as working to commission in the UK and Europe. Alongside running her own business she was employed as a Part-time lecturer with the City of Glasgow College in the Silversmithing/Jewellery and Community Outreach departments. She has also been a visiting Lecturer and given guest talks to Glasgow University, History of Art Department and University of Brighton, Department of 3D Design, Materials and Craft. Edinburgh College of Art: Silversmithing and Jewellery Department. She recently graduated from The Royal College of Art, GSMJ (Goldsmithing, Silversmithing and Jewellery) Department and is  now living and working in Edinburgh.

She is interested in identifying then reinterpreting place, time and individual personalities. Re-told stories juxtapose historical and modern themes from an alternative perspective through objects, jewellery and the way these works are experienced by others. She works with a range materials and techniques which are sympathetic to their purpose. Each series is unified, in particular through use of traditional hand carving methods, enhanced by taking advantage of emerging digital technologies. Hand made and digital manufacturing methods are integral to her practice. She makes objects that have the integrity of the hand made using the most efficient and up to date technology and materials.