Wendy RamshawCBE, RDI Born: 1939
Wendy Ramshaw, CBE, RDI, was an international champion of modern jewellery. Her signature ringsets are represented in over 70 public collections worldwide. Ramshaw's work also encompassed designs for textiles, screens, gateways and sculpture. The Scottish Gallery has exhibited some of her most ambitious ideas through exhibitions such as Picasso's Ladies (1989), Rooms of Dreams (2002), Prospero's Table (2004) and a Journey Through Glass (2007). Exhibitions such as Room of Dreams, which was designed and created as a theatrical stage set for the jewellery, have become embedded not only in Ramshaw's spectacular career but also illustrate the commitment by The Gallery to truly original ideas.
Wendy Ramshaw died on the 9th December 2018. She was one of The Scottish Gallery's favourite contemporary jewellers and will be missed. We will be opening 2019 with a pre-planned exhibition celebrating her work, including her signature ringsets.
Public Collections include:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; National Gallery of Western Australia, Canberra; British Museum, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
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'In Love with Blue' Pendant Necklace View details
'In Love with Blue' Pendant Necklace200718ct yellow gold, various blue glass fragments and large blue glass discPrice on ApplicationPhotograph: William Van EslandSet of 8 Rings View details
Set of 8 Rings2018silver, gold settings, matt finish, moonstone, aquamarine, on a special turned stand£3,840Set of 7 Rings View details
Set of 7 Rings2018silver, gold settings, amethyst, citrine, on a special turned stand£3,3605 Part Complex Geometric Ringset View details
5 Part Complex Geometric Ringset201818ct yellow gold, turned acrylic stand£4,08010 Part Ringset View details
10 Part Ringset18ct yellow gold, citrine, tourmaline, amethyst & iolite mounted on a perspex standPrice on ApplicationPhotograph: William Van EslandRingset (8 parts) View details
Ringset (8 parts)201418ct white gold, onyx on a turned black anodised aluminium standPrice on ApplicationPhotograph: William Van EslandSoft Geometric Ringsets View details
Soft Geometric Ringsetssilver£1,060 - £1,470 (second from left, middle and far right sold)Photograph: William Van EslandBasic Geometric Ringsets View details
Basic Geometric Ringsets2018silver with silver or gold tops£920 - £1,155 (second from right sold)Photograph: William Van Esland'Woman Ironing Chain of Stones' Neckpiece, Picasso's Ladies Series View details