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 passed away on the 9th December 2018. She was one of The Scottish Gallery's favourite contemporary jewellers and will be missed.

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.

Click the following links to view and purchase publications featuring Wendy Ramshaw's work:

Wendy Ramshaw: The Scottish Gallery Collection

David Watkins and Wendy Ramshaw: A Life's Partnership

Wendy Ramshaw: Rooms of Dreams

The Scottish Gallery hosted a memorial exhibition Wendy Ramshaw | Her Room of Dreams in June 2021 following our online tribute in May 2020 - Wendy's World. We created a special blog series that allows you to discover more about Wendy Ramshaw’s life and work in her words. You can read our blog series here.


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