Helen graduated in Jewellery Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland in 2011. She has since moved to Edinburgh, set up a studio specialising in hot glass work and her business has been gradually growing ever since.
She has taken part in several exhibitions, undertaken international commissions and has her work stocked in numerous galleries. As well as creating ready to wear jewellery from hot glass, she makes individually handcrafted beads, which have been purched by artists, jewellery designers and collectors across five continents. Recently, Helen has started teaching the art of glass beadmaking at Summerhall School of Jewellery.
The studio is home to eight professional jewellers who are warm and friendly. The rent is £95 a month and access here at Summerhall is 24 hours a day seven days a week. We have a communal Durston Rolling Mill, Pillar Drill, & Polishing Motor as well as a sink, microwave & kettle!
Our studio is currently full though please do get in touch if you would like to be placed on our waiting list.
Susan MacLeod graduated from Ducan of Jordanstone with a First Class Honours degree in Jewellery and Metal Design. Her work explores the balance between deliate fragile forms and the expression of dramatic silhouettes through contemporary jewellery. Taking inspiration from irregular natural structures, and the beauty in their imperfection, Susan strives to make theatrical silver jewellery that evokes the elegance of the wild.
"Since graduating I have developed my practice at the Summerhall studios in Edinburgh and have exhibited in many contemporary craft events. I was awarded by Arts Thread and exhibited at the Royal Kew Botanical Gardens at the Handmade at Kew Show. I recently completed a residency at the Bishopsland Educational Trust and I have continued to develop my practice at Summerhall."