Lisa Arnott is a jewellery designer, artist, educator and researcher. An honours graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, she also holds a PGCE in Community and Adult Education. Most recently she received a Master of Fine Arts with and outstanding distinction, specialising in metalwork and jewellery, from the internationally renowned jewellery department at Sheffield Hallam University.
Jeweller and Artist
Having worked as a successful commercial jeweller for over 20 years, Lisa’s artistic practice now works towards small limited and unique collections for gallery and exhibition. She is also the Principal Tutor at SilverHub Studios which she balances within her socially engaged research projects and passion for design education.
As a Jeweller and Artist, design and craftsmanship inform her work right from the beginning. Lisa is drawn to the urban environment she lives within and the rural landscapes of Scotland she wanders through. Along her journeys she gathers inspiration from, marks, lines and patterns found within both. Through her artistic practice she explores a wide range of expressive and physical mark making which can be both spontaneous and contemplative, creating new surface which reflects the narratives she is responding to, whilst asking herself self-provoking questions of what marks have been left, how they can reconnect us and how they can act as a remembrance of a time and place.
Her studio practice involves traditional silversmithing techniques, alongside her contemporary approaches to expressive enamelling. She uses these skills to create ambivalent and sensitive surfaces which are created into intimate objects and pieces of jewellery.
As a jeweller, Lisa has exhibited extensively throughout Scotland and the UK as well internationally including Hong Kong and Australia. She one of the founding members of Element47 and the Hinterland Collective of International Contemporary Art Jewellers. She is a professional member of Craft Scotland, the Enamelling Guild, the Association of Contemporary Jewellers and Visual Arts Scotland.
Hinterland Collective of International Contemporary Art Jewellers
A collective of experienced Edinburgh-based designer-makers offering creative workshops and classes to suit all levels. We set out to give the best creative classes to those who want to try something new or expand their existing skills.
A professional jeweller’s design collective based in Edinburgh. The collective aims to provide a supportive environment that enables professional jewellers to develop their practice.