Isla ChristieBorn: 1994
Place of Birth: Glasgow
Isla Christie has been designing and making playful, geometric jewellery since graduating from The Glasgow School of Art in 2017.
Isla is inspired by the myriad ways in which geometric forms can be constructed, deconstructed and reimagined using CAD software and 3D printing. For her degree collection, she developed a technique of digitally slicing 3D models, which she rebuilds by hand using layers of paper and silver components. She continues to experiment using digital tools alongside hand-making. Many of the shapes and forms present in Isla’s work are inspired by the graphical icons of the digital tools used in her design process.
Her latest designs have developed through endlessly 'playing' with digital technology and 3D printing. Isla creates wearable graphic design; her jewellery features linear patterns, squiggles and abstracted symbols, cast in precious metal. Her work is influenced by ‘80s graphic design, and she incorporates elements such as bright colour gradients, minimalist shapes and grids into her photography and brand aesthetic.
Isla currently works from the Silversmithing & Jewellery department at The Glasgow School of Art, where she is an Artist in Residence.
Cube Pin View details
Cube Pin2020silver, waterproof paperH:3.9cm W:2.9cm D:0.5cm£65Linear Circle Hoop Earrings View details
Linear Circle Hoop Earrings2020silverH:2cm W:2cm£90Wave Pin View details
Wave Pin2020silver, waterproof paperH:2.8cm W:2.8cm D:0.7cm£65Large Silver Squiggle Earrings View details
Large Silver Squiggle Earrings2020silverH:3.5cm W:0.8cm£85Large Lilac Squiggle Pin View details
Large Lilac Squiggle Pin2020silver, waterproof paperH:4.6cm W:1.6cm D:0.6cm£52Yellow Squiggle & Large Lilac Squiggle Pins (modelled) View details
Yellow Squiggle & Large Lilac Squiggle Pins (modelled)2020silver, waterproof paperH:4.2-4.6cm W:1.6-2.2cm D:0.6cm£52 - £55 (yellow pin sold)Silver and Pastel Blue Paper Hoop Earrings View details
Silver and Pastel Blue Paper Hoop Earrings2020silver, waterproof paperH:5.1cm W:1.3cm D:2cm£45Small Pastel Blue Squiggle Pin View details
Small Pastel Blue Squiggle Pin2020silver, waterproof paperH:3.8cm W:1.4cm D:0.6cm£48Silver and Lilac Paper Hoop Earrings View details
Silver and Lilac Paper Hoop Earrings2020silver, waterproof paperH:5.6cm W:1.5cm D:2.5cm£50