Gill Ross Jewellery
Gill Ross is a jewellery designer, maker and enameller, who gained her degree in Jewellery and Metalwork Design in 2009 and later Master of Design in 2010 from DJCAD.
Gill creates pieces of wearable, abstract art in enamel, where she distils elements of the Tay and our relationship with it. Inspired by the way the Tay carves through the layers of rock that surround it, Gill layers enamel and scrapes it back, echoing the way the Tay polishes beach pebbles and etches patterns into sea walls. Gill also explores the human made structures around the coastlines. Gold foil on the enamel surface represents the human relationship with the Tay such as the World War 2 tank traps that stud the beaches and oil rigs that puncture the horizon line.
Enamel is a type of ground glass which fuses to the surface of the metal when fired in a kiln. Each enamel layer is fired individually, making each piece of jewellery unique.
Gill aims to capture the feeling of wellbeing we get from being outdoors and encourage people to slow down and explore the things we do not often notice about our everyday environments.