Heather McDermott completed her BA (hons) and MA in jewellery at Edinburgh College of Art and is based in the beautiful southern peninsula of the Isle of Skye in Aird.
Quercus Gallery is showing pieces from Heather’s Tidal Surge Collection and more recent collections in silver.
The tideline of Skye is a treasure trove of unique objects discarded from the urban environment and reformed by the battering of the sea. The landscape is dense with windswept linear grasses on the hillside and gnarled trees moulded by the ever-changing weather.
These inspirational scenes are developed through graphic drawings and translated in my work by utilising shapes and colours. Unconventional in size and structure, each piece is an expression of sculptural form and is designed to create a statement.
The industrial nature of the stainless steel is hand formed into soft geometric shapes mimicking fishing nets and lobster pots. Repetition creates chaotic chain which is then embellished with simple vivid discs of colour inspired by washed up buoys. I love the juxtaposition of traditional enamel techniques with the free flowing nature of the shapes I surround it with.
Each piece is handmade, unique and designed to be worn to create your own personal statement.
Please contact the gallery for additional images and prices.
Quercus Gallery exhibitions featuring Heather McDermott:
ADORN Contemporary Jewellery Showcase 7 November – 3 December 2015
ADORN 7 – 15 November 2014