WILLIAM SHARP

William Sharp is a Glasgow based contemporary jewellery designer. His work stems from an interest in multi-disiplinary reseach, specifically the work and teachings of the Bauhaus. This research has resulted in a versitile range of modular and interactive jewellery. 

Industrial frame neckpiece

Artist's statement

Taking influence from innovative and practical German design over the past 100 years, William has applied German designer Dieter Rams 'The 10 principles for Good Design' to Jewellery design. These 10 principles highlight the responsibility of a product designer in producing products that are well made and long lasting. They have helped William to produce work that is efficient and sustainable, by using 3D printed PLA Plastic, and small quantites of cast silver. William has made a collection that is designed through CAD and each design is rapid prototyped and hand finished.

William was the recipient of the New Designers Hallmark Studio Award and the Assosiation of Contemporary Jewellers Mark Fenn Award. 

He is currently an Artist in Resident at the Glasgow School of Art.

Further Images

Cube Rings

Cube Rings

A range of cube rings in PLA plastic, cast silver, gold plated and oxidised silver. Image by Shannon Tofts

Spin Earrings

Spin Earrings

PLA plastic earrings with silver hooks

Screw Necklace

Screw Necklace

A PLA plastic pendant with PLA plastic and cast silver screw details on a nickel ball chain


2in1 Brooch & Earrings

2in1 Brooch & Earrings

PLA plastic brooch with silver finishes and silver Bar Earrings that can be removed creating a minimalist set of jewellery

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