Ruth Laird is a jewellery maker based in Glasgow, Scotland, specialising in scored and folded, angular forms.
Exploring the relationship between Maths and Art, Ruth takes inspiration from geometry, architectural structures and abstract perspectives.
Working mainly with silver, gold and spray paint, Ruth plays around with angles, shape compositions and different surface finishes to create unique pieces which combine elements of measured precision with artistic expression.
> CURRENT / UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS + SHOWCASES
- National Design and Craft Gallery, Launching at State Apartments, Dublin Castle, Oct 2021 - Feb 2022
Autumn Show at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Sep - Dec 2022
> PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS + SHOWCASES
2021 / 22 'WHAT COLOUR IS METAL?' Touring Exhibition - Dublin Castle, National Design and Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and Winchester Gallery, various dates Oct 2021 - Dec 2022
2021 / 22 'MADE' Showcase at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, Oct 2021 - March 2022
2020 'ARCHITECTURAL ECHOES' - Studio Vault, Settle Town Hall, North Yorkshire, 1st Oct - 24 Dec
2018 / 19 'In the Spotlight' - The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds, 3rd Nov – 5th Jan
2017 Springback Artist, Spring Fling Open Studios, Dumfries and Galloway, 27 - 29 May
2017 ‘Outpost’ - Spring Fling at New Brewery Arts, Gloucestershire, 25 March - 14 May
2017 ‘Inception’ Launch Exhibition. & Gallery, Edinburgh, 4th - 30th March
2016 Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, & Collective Gallery, Bridge of Allan.
2016 Meet Your Maker with Craft Scotland at National Museum of Scotland's Styling The Nation Event, Edinburgh.
2016 Handmade Edinburgh, The Hub, Edinburgh.
2016 Goldsmiths Fair Week 2, Goldsmiths Hall, London.
2016 LIVING CITY, Gill Wing Jewellery, London.
2015 Jewellery Exhibition, &Collective Gallery, Bridge of Allan.
2015 Goldsmiths Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London.
2015 'SHAPES' presented by O-PiN, 1873 Hall, The Briggait, Glasgow.
2015 Own Art Showcase, Millenium Gallery, Sheffield.
2015 NEPAL Art Auction Fundraiser, Studio Warehouse SWG3, Glasgow.
2014 ‘CHROMAtic’ Sara Priesler Gallery, Birmingham.
2014 ‘CHROMA Jewellery Collective’ Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.
2014 O-PiN website Launch exhibition, The Briggait, Glasgow.
2014 'Marie Curie: Art For Care', The Lighthouse, Glasgow.
2013 SIERAAD International Jewellery Art Fair, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.
2013 MADE London Contemporary Craft Fair, One Marylebone, London.
2013 ‘Only One’, Mokspace Gallery, London.
2013 ‘Spectrum’, Birmingham School of Jewellery, Birmingham.
2013 Spotlight @ Smiths Row, Smiths Row Gallery, Suffolk.
2012 New Designers, Designers Jewellers Group, The Barbican, London.
2012 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester.
2012 JOYA Art Jewellery Fair, FAD, Barcelona.
2012 New Designers: One Year On, Business Design Centre, London.
2012 Getting Started 2012, Goldsmiths Hall, London.
2011 ReFound, Pop-up Gallery, Glasgow.
2011 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London.
2011 GSA Degree Show 2011, Newbury Tower, The Glasgow School of Art.
2011 'Something for Someone', Che Camille Boutique, Glasgow.
2010 ‘Pace Maker’, Atrium Gallery, Glasgow.
2010 'Glasgow 5th March 1971', The Vic, The Art School, Glasgow.
2009 'Pictures at an Exhibition' Atrium Gallery, Glasgow
> PRESS + PUBLICATIONS
The Art of Soldering for Jewelry Makers: Techniques and Projects, Wing Mun Devenney, 2013
Trendstop: Goldsmiths Fair 2016
> RESIDENCIES + WORKSHOPS
2016: Craft Scotland - Meet Your Maker for Styling The Nation, National Museum of Scotland.
2014 - 2015: O-PiN Projects: Collaboration with National Museum of Scotland, Kirkland High and Falkirk High Schools.
2012 - 2013: Artist in Residence, The School of Jewellery, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design.
2009: Focus West - Artists and Designers in Education placement, Rosshall Academy, Glasgow.
2007 - 2011: The Glasgow School of Art: BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery Design, First Class.
2006 - 2007: Tramway Visual Arts Centre: Portfolio Preparation course.