TINA MACLEOD

Scottish designer/maker Tina Alexandra MacLeod works predominately in silver but also explores Japanese alloy techniques such as shibuichi and mokume gane to create hollow forms. Using colour as a surface texture through patination, she is able to convey a sense of the unique nature of the Scottish Highlands.

Artist's statement

Tina Alexandra MacLeod creates tactile pieces of jewellery that evoke a sense of place. The concept of the island and the unique atmosphere of the Hebridean coastal woodland are central to her work, capturing an essence of that sensed but unexplained aura often experienced within the forest.

By utilising precious metal techniques that produce delicate but deliberate layers of surface texture, she is able to convey a sense of the ephemeral nature of the living landscape.

Designing through making, she works intuitively with natural materials gathered from specific places, and by exploring hollow forms, creates jewellery which represents a connection to place which is realised through the importance of touch.

Ultimately, each object becomes a representation of the viewer and wearer’s story, the original meaning transcends. The origin belongs to the maker, embedded within the piece but the meaning distorts and evolves as different people find their own connection with it

Further Images

Dubh Sgeir | Black Rock

Dubh Sgeir | Black Rock

Brooch. Silver, oxidised copper

Coille | Forest

Coille | Forest

Brooch. Silver, oxidised copper

Cladach | Shore

Cladach | Shore

Detail, Necklace. Silver, oxidised copper, driftwood


Cladach | Shore

Cladach | Shore

Necklace. Silver, oxidised copper, driftwood

Crotal | Lichen

Crotal | Lichen

Pendant. Patinated shibuichi, linen thread

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