Ruth Laird is a Jewellery Designer/Maker, based in Glasgow. Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 2011, she has completed a Residency at Birmingham School of Jewellery, been involved in collaborative engagement projects, and exhibited work at a range of international events, such as SIERAAD Amsterdam, JOYA Barcelona, and Goldsmiths Fair.
My work is inspired by a variety of elements, underpinned by the notion of finding connections between maths and artistic expression in unusual places.
Weathered textures, distorted perspectives and architectural details form the basis of my visual research. By applying an intuitive approach to traditional metalsmithing techniques, I experiment with shape arrangements, colour combinations and surface finishes to create pieces which inhabit a sense of engineered precision combined with chaotic composition.