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Morna Darling is a contemporary jewellery designer and maker based in Glasgow.

Morna Darling is a contemporary jewellery maker and designer based in Glasgow.

 

Pattern making is an important part in Morna Darling's process and she is fascinated with the structural repeated elements of fabric and how to emulate these in her jewellery. 

 

Her work takes inspiration from fabrics and clothing and she is interested in representing the qualities of cloth such as layering, threading and folding. 

 

Using different materials from her source, allows Morna playful exploration of how to create aspects of textiles whilst not actually including them in her work. She experiments with a combination of materials including silver and enamel.

 

Working with a subtle palette of blues and silver Morna creates wearable pieces with texture, pattern and unique compositions of materials.

 

Please find a current CV below.

Education

2010-2014

BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery, Glasgow School of Art

Experience

April 2018 to present

          Enameller at anOrdain Watches

2017 to present

         Studio Assistant for jeweller Grainne Morton

2016 to 2017

Studio assistant for jeweller and enameler Caroline Finlay 

2014-2015

Artist in Residence at Glasgow School of Art

 

Awards

2016

Participant on the The Crafts Council Hothouse programme.

Hothouse is the Crafts Council's creative and business development programme for up and coming makers.

2015

The Goldsmiths' Fair Graduate Scheme.

I received a free stand at Goldsmiths' Fair in September 2015, mentoring help and a bursary.

 

2014

David Canter Memorial Award, trustees Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

This funding was put towards essential tools for my business such as a rolling mill and a doming set.

 

2013

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Design Award.

I designed a pin for the 40th anniversary of the CRM society and was commissioned to make 100 silver pins for sale by the society.

 

Past Exhibitions

2018

Jan

        Scotland's Trade Fair, The SECC

2017

Dec

        Tea Green, Kibble Palace, Glasgow

Nov

        Dazzle, Oxo Tower, London

Aug

        CraftScotland Summer Show, Edinburgh

        Dazzle at the Dovecot, Edinburgh

May

        MADE Bloomsbury, Mary Ward House, London

April

       Green Gallery, Ballamenoch, Stirlingshire

2016

Dec

        Tea Green, Kibble Palace, Glasgow

        Dazzle Exhibition, Oxo Tower, London

        Parade Artists, WASPS, Hanson Street, Glasgow

Oct

         Handmade Edinburgh, The Hub, Edinburgh

         Firestation Creative, Dunfermline

Sept

Marie Curie Exhibition, Glasgow Art Club

Aug

Dazzle, Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh

April

Marshes, Artichoke Gallery, Ticehurst

Pick and Mix, Ferrers Gallery, Ashby De La Zouch

2015

Dec

Dazzle Exhibition, Oxo Tower Wharf, London

Designer Jewellers Group Exhibition, Barbican Centre, London

Inspire, Walford Mill Crafts,

In the Spotlight, Leeds Craft Centre

Crafted 2015, New Brewery Arts

Oct 

Brooched, Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, Bristol

Sept                

Goldsmiths' Fair, Week One, London

Aug

Shine, Cursley and Bond, Kent

June

Fresh AIR, DCA, Dundee

One Year On, New Designers, London

One Year On, Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey

May

Fresh AIR, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

April

AIR, Glasgow School of Art

March

Blue and Black, Studio Fusion Gallery, London

2014

Dec

Teagreen Events, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

June

New Designers, London Exhibition Centre

Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art

2013

May

CRM Society 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

 

Current Stockists

CraftTown Scotland, West Kilbride

Art in Action Gallery, Oxfordshire

Studio Vault, Yorkshire