Past examples


Andrew Lamb graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2000.  He completed his Masters at the Royal College in 2004 and now exhibits and sells his award winning jewellery worldwide, with work featuring in prestigious public collections in the UK and abroad.

His interest in Illusion and the mesmerizing visual effects of Optical Art are cleverly adapted into his jewellery designs. By incorporating these principals, his aim is to create striking, yet delicately shaped pieces which appear to shift and change as the eye moves across them.

Andrew also finds inspiration in the linear patterns and structures abundant in nature and woven textiles. With these in mind, he uses a combination of fine lengths of 18ct gold and silver wire to construct sculptural, three-dimensional jewellery. The wire, layered, twisted or overlapping to create pieces with rippling textures and subtle colour variations playfully drawing in the eye and creating a moment of surprise.

Andrew’s work is continually evolving and his passion for making is evident in his exquisitely hand crafted stunning pieces of jewellery.


  • 2002-2004 Masters, Goldsmithing Silversmithing Metalwork and Jewellery. Royal College of Art
  • 1996-2000 BA Hons. Design and Applied Arts – Jewellery and Silversmithing. Edinburgh College of Art

Professional Practice

  • Current – from 2009 Glasgow School of Art, Part time Lecturer, Silversmithing and Jewellery
  • 2015 Craft in Conversation Symposium, lecture / panel discussion, St Andrews
    Meet your Maker – Fife Contemporary Art & Craft at St Andrews Museum – with Dorothy Hogg MBE
  • 2014 – The Academy of Arts and Design – Tsinghua University, Beijing, Visiting Lecturer
    Gold Symposium – Lecture, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2012 – Society for Jewellery Historians, guest speaker, London
  • 2011 – Hiko Mizuno School of Jewellery, Tokyo, guest speaker
    Musashino Art University, Tokyo, guest speaker
  • 2009 – Goldsmiths’ Hall, Creation II Day of Knowledge – two lectures for Coutts London Jewellery Week
    University of Hertfordshire, Visiting Lecturer
  • 2008 – Victoria and Albert Museum, Workshop with Dorothy Hogg in conjunction with the opening of the Sackler Centre
  • 2007-2009 – Royal College of Art, Part Time Jewellery Technical Instructor
  • 2007 – Royal University for Women, Bahrain, Guest Speaker
  • 2006 – Wire Weekend, Short Course, Clerkenwell Green, London
  • 2005 – Association for Contemporary Jewellery, member of judging panel, ACJ Prize at New Designers
    Applied Arts Scotland, Edinburgh, Guest Speaker
    Kent Institute of Art and Design, Guest Speaker
    Richmond Adult community College, Visiting Lecturer
  • 2001 – 2002 – Artist in Residence and teaching assistant, Edinburgh College of Art
  • 2001 – Surrey Institute if Art and Design, Guest Speaker
  • Other Experience / Training / Residencies
  • 2014 – Cove Park, Scottish Craft Residency, Argyll and Bute, Scotland – 6 weeks
  • 2010 – Masterclass in alloying with Giovanni Corvaja, Todi, Italy – 5 days
  • 2005 – Workshop by Lucy Sarneel, Atelier Ravary, Belgium – 5 days
  • 2002 – Masterclass in Granulation with Giovanni Corvaja, Birmingham, England – 5 days
  • 2001 – Edinburgh College of Art, Artist in Residence, Silversmithing and Jewellery Department  – 1 year
  • 2000 – Bishopsland Workshops, Post-graduate Training course / residency – 1 year
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
  • The Alice and Louis Koch Collection
  • Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
  • Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’, London
  • National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • De Beers – Royal Ascot
  • Galerie Marzee Collection – Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • The Royal College of Art Collection – London
  • The Royal Mint, Medal collection
  • Decorative Art Collection of the City of Edinburgh & Wedgwood – Staffordshire, England
  • 2006 Goldsmiths Fair. Best New Merchandise Award
  • 2006 Brilliantly Birmingham Jewellery Award
  • 2004 Marzee Prize
  • 2004 The Goldsmiths’ Company Award – Jewellers
  • 2004 Highly Commended – Student Jewellery designer of the Year – Retail Jeweller Awards
  • 2004 Goldsmiths’ Graduate Bursary
  • 2004 Short-listed for Designer of the Year – New Designers
  • 2004 1st Prize, Royal Mint Medal Competition
  • 2003 The Dewar Art Award
  • 2002 World Crafts Council – Europe Award for Contemporary Crafts
  • 2001 Sotheby’s Contemporary Jewellery Design Award
  • 2001 Short-listed for The Georgio Armani, Contemporary Design Award
  • 2000 The Goldsmiths’ Company Award – Jewellers
  • 2000 The Harley Foundation Award for Applied Arts
  • 2000 Helen A. Rose Bequest for distinguished final year work, Edinburgh College of Art
  • 2000 Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards. First prize – Jewellers
  • 1999 Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal Bursary Award
  • 1999 Sir Robert Kirk Inches Bursary

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