Kathi Murphy

Creating Jewellery out of a non-precious material such as Polyester resin is something that interests me very much.  Resin is a plastic that starts as a liquid.  At this stage it can be coloured using special pigments or left transparent.  Resin allows me the possibility of creating my own material with which I can explore the effects of light and colour through shape and form.  Most recently with the addition of small discs I have made which exploit the translucent quality of the resin, making the pieces particularly individual.  As well as being colourful, resin is warm, tactile and very wearable.

 1966, Meknes Morocco

1991-1992 Glasgow School of Art,  Postgraduate diploma
1986-1990 Middlesex Polytechnic BA (Hons) Jewellery
1985-1986 Brighton Polytechnic

2001 Shortlisted for Arts Foundation Po Shing-Woo fellowship
1994 Individual award, Yorkshire and Humberside Arts
1990 Equipment and setting up grant, Princes Youth Business Trust

Recent exhibitions
2009 Glasgow Girls, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Origin, Crafts Council, London
Made to Think, West Dean Gallery, Sussex
2008 Blue, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Haymakers, Hay on Wye
Rarefind, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Ten Years, @work Gallery, London
2007 Beads, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2006 Form, The Lighthouse, Glasgow
Threads, RBSA, Birmingham
The Architecture Centre, Bristol
My Collection, CAA, London 
Origin, Crafts Council London
Showcase Jewellery, Aldebrugh, Suffolk
2005 Bielak Gallery, Krakow, Poland
2004 Jewellery Unlimited, Bristol
2003 Solo, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Public Collections
2003 Cleveland Crafts Centre, Middlesborough
1996 Aberdeen City Art Gallery
1995 National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

2002 Resin Jewellery: Jewellery Handbook published by A&C Black
2009 Design and Make non-precious jewellery: published by A&C Black






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