String of Bees
When food is discovered by scout workers, they return to the hive.
Shortly after their return, many foragers leave the hive and fly directly to the food.
The amazing thing about this is that the foragers don’t follow the scouts back.
(the scouts may remain inside the hive for hours)
So the scout bees have communicated to the foragers the necessary information for them to find the food on their own.
This ancient Chinese proverb seems to sum up the life of the worker bee, working as if they are linked together, always finding the way back to the hive & the other bees.
"An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance.
The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break."
Born 1967 Dundee, Scotland
1989-1991 Royal College of Art MA in Jewellery
1985- 1989 Edinburgh College of Art BA Hons Jewellery 1st Class
2006- present University College for the Creative Arts, Rochester, Visiting Lecturer
2005-present London Metropolitan University (Sir John Cass), Part Time Lecturer
2004-present Central Saint Martins, Visiting Lecturer
1996 Edinburgh College of Art, Visiting Lecturer
2004 ACJ Prize for jewellery (At Chelsea Craft Fair)
2001 Export to Japan Award (At Chelsea Craft Fair)
1993 Crafts Council Grant
2009 There’s No Place like Home Ella Doran Shop, London
New works, CAA, London
2007 ‘The Enamel Experience’, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Velvet da Vinci, SF, Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ
‘Process Works’ Uni of Herts Gallery, touring
2006 ‘Heirlooms’ St. Botolphs Church London
‘More Than Metal’ 21st C Jewellery Ulster Museum
2005/06 100% Proof Scottish Jewellery Touring UK & USA
2006 Plaques for sites of bombings of 7 July 05
Medals for LU Staff involved in bombings of7 July 05
2000 Gate, commissioned by Canary Wharf Ltd.
Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts
Alice & Louis Koch Ring Collection
Royal Museum of Scotland
Ulster Museum, National Museum of Northern Ireland
- CAA Exhibitions
- Current Exhibition
- Coming Soon