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Tina MacLeod

Artist Biography

Tina 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 using 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.

Tina returned to Glenshiel in the West Highlands to set up her studio in 2015 after graduating from The Glasgow School of Art.


Selected Exhibitions 


2011 – 2015     The Glasgow School of Art

                        Silversmithing and Jewellery Design BA (Hons) First class

Awards + Achievements

 2018                - Open Eye Gallery Award - For an artist of merit from the SSA VAS Open - exhibition                   at Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

                        - DING Innovation Fellowship research grant award (The Glasgow School of Art                          Innovation School)


2016                - Supportive ‘buddy’ for 2016/17 Emergents Making Progress participants

                        - Crafts Council Hothouse 6 creative business development programme

                        - The Goldsmiths Centre Getting Started graduate business programme


2015                - Emergents Making Progress mentoring scheme 2015/16


 2018                · Special exhibitor, Dazzle @ OXO, London

                        · Solo Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

                        · Hothouse Selected, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey

                        · Association for Contemporary Jewellery Members Show, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey

· Special exhibitor, Dazzle @ Dovecot, Edinburgh

· ‘Satellite’ Visual Arts Scotland, Summerhall, Edinburgh

· Solo Exhibition, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness

                        · Selected exhibitor, SSA VAS OPEN Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh



2017                · Special exhibitor, Dazzle @ OXO, London

· Special exhibitor, Dazzle @ Dovecot, Edinburgh

· ‘Branching Out’ Craft Gallery and Design Centre, Leeds

                        · ‘Rising Stars 2017’ New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey


2016                · ‘Out of the Wood’ Groundwork Gallery, Norfolk

· Special exhibitor, Dazzle @ Dovecot, Edinburgh and Dazzle @ OXO, London

                        · ‘Hothouse 6: New Ashgate Selects’, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey

· ‘Lannair’, Tighnabruaich Gallery, Argyll

· Scottish Jewellery Week, Selected exhibition, Dundee

· ‘Another Life’ exhibition, Craft Gallery and Design Centre, Leeds

· ‘Getting Started’ Showcase - The Goldsmiths' Centre, London


2015                · Special exhibitor, Dazzle@OXO, London

                        · Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow

                        · CR&FT Emergents at Craft Central, London

                        · The Workshop, Lewes, East Sussex

                        · ‘Sealladh-Tire | Landscape’ – Joint exhibition, The Schoolhouse Gallery

· New Designers, London

· Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow