Grainne Morton


The found objects I use in my work are in the main the inspiration for my jewellery. Collecting objects from the obscure to the miniature, found and fabricated is the starting point for most designs.
These objects become the narrative form for my jewellery and are collaged together by arrangement and rearrangement until all of the objects make a connection, in order to create lively, colourful, spontaneous stories.
I aspire to evoke a feeling of nostalgia. I consciously work in a miniature scale in order to create attention so that the onlooker has to become more involved in the piece, hopefully sparking memory and thought as well as making them smile.

Born 1970

  BA(Hons) Jewellery, Edinburgh College of Art.
1992-1993  Post Graduate diploma, Jewellery, Edinburgh College of Art.
1993-1994  Business/Design Skills Course, Crafts Council of Ireland.

1992  The Platinum Award
1995  Scottish Arts Council Start Up Grant

Recent Exhibitions
2008  'Reclaimed Beauty', The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
2008  Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Represented by CraftsScotland).
2007/08  Jerwood Applied Arts Prize: 2007 Jewellery - Touring Exhibition.
2006  Showcase, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck.
2005/06  100% Proof, Cambridge MA, San Francisco, London, Carmarthen, Edinburgh
2005  Maker-Wearer-Viewer, Glasgow, Nijmegen, Edinburgh
2004/05  Collect, V&A Museum
2002  Solo Exhibition, The Scottish Arts Council.

 ‘Secrets of the Sea’ Panel for Adventure of the Seas, Royal carribean International Cruise Ship.
2000  ‘Ocean Treasures’ panel for Explorer of the Seas, Royal Carribbean International Cruise Ship.
1999 ‘Woman for the Stairs’, The New Fawcett Library, London

Public Collections
Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.
The Craft Council Collection, London.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal.
The Museum of Ulster, Belfast.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle.





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