Andrew LambBorn: 1978
Andrew Lamb graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2000. He completed his Masters at the Royal College in 2004 and now exhibits and sells his award winning jewellery worldwide, with work featuring in prestigious public collections in the UK and abroad.
His interest in illusion and the mesmerizing visual effects of 'Optical Art' are cleverly adapted into his jewellery designs. By incorporating these principals, his aim is to create striking, yet delicately shaped pieces which appear to shift and change as the eye moves across them.
Andrew also finds inspiration in the linear patterns and structures abundant in nature and woven textiles. With these in mind, he uses a combination of fine lengths of 18ct gold and silver wire to construct sculptural, three-dimensional jewellery. The wire, layered, twisted or overlapping to create pieces with rippling textures and subtle colour variations playfully drawing the eye and creating a moment of surprise.
Permanent collection include:
V & A Museum Jewellery Collection; Crafts Council Collection, London; Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, Scotland; The Alice and Louis Koch Collection; Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery; Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’, London; National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Optical Brooch Feather Brooch; Galerie Marzee Collection - Nijmegen,The Netherlands; The Royal College of Art Collection - London; The Royal Mint, Medal collection, UK; Decorative Art Collection of the City of Edinburgh; Wedgwood - Staffordshire, England