On The Surface24 Jul 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
The Scottish Gallery is delighted to present On the Surface by Jacqueline Ryan which is her first major presentation with The Gallery since the seminal exhibition Art Jewellery by Jacqueline Ryan and Giovanni Corvaja twenty years ago. Jacqueline has lived and worked in Italy since 1992 and has been based in Todi, in the Umbrian region of Italy since 2001. Her jewellery is an elegant fusion of English restraint combined with a sophisticated Italian language of structure, articulation and painterly colour. Jacqueline’s work is a homage to the natural world, a poetic combination of colour and form. Her flawless technique incorporates a lifelong study of enamelling and her goldsmithing has a timeless quality that speaks of ancient Etruscan jewellery. Her palette and inspiration is drawn from la dolce vita and the Umbrian landscape surrounding her. Beauty is an essential part of her jewellery making as is her innate understanding of the human form: meticulous models are created and coloured before the final work is made and when worn, her jewellery transforms the wearer.
Jacqueline Ryan has created a unique place in contemporary jewellery underpinned by her signature use of enamel and technical understanding of gold. Her work is represented at the most prestigious art fairs in the world and is sought by private collectors and public collections alike. We are delighted to present her work as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2019.
View and purchase a copy of the catalogue to accompany On The Surface here.
Primavera Brooch View details
Primavera Brooch201818ct gold and vitreous enamelH:4.3cm W:5.6cm D:1.8cm£10,250Micro Leaf Brooch View details
Micro Leaf Brooch200218ct goldH:4.8cm W:3.6cm D:0.8cm£12,790Micro Leaf Pin View details
Micro Leaf Pin200118ct goldH:11.5cm W:3.5cm D:0.5cm£12,790Brooch I View details
Brooch I1996 - 199718ct yellow goldH:6.2cm W:6.2cm D:1cm£8,550Brooch II View details
Brooch II199718ct yellow foldH:6.5cm W:6.5cm D:1cm£8,550Brooch III View details
Brooch III199618ct yellow goldH:6.4cm W:6.4cm D:1.2cm£8,550Herringbone Necklace View details
Herringbone Necklace201018ct goldW:3cm D:0.4cm L:70cmReservedSelection of Rings View details
Selection of Rings2015 - 201818ct gold, red coral, vintage coralH:2.5-3.2cm W:2.3-2.8cm D:0.9-2.2cm£1,280 - £6,400 (third from right sold)Two-Tone Reef Sea Star Earrings View details