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Elin Johnston

Working from her studio near Holywood, Elin describes her work as ‘wearable sculpture’; bold scale, form, and embellishment, freeing the pieces from conventional perceptions of everyday use.

In her latest series ‘Voluma’, she merges tradition and technique to create beautiful silver and gold one-off and limited edition pieces inspired by purity of form and clean lines. Blending the two precious metals using the ancient Keum-Boo process, Elin creates exquisite sculptural cuffs, bracelets, rings and earrings, which elevate the status of jewellery beyond simple decoration or accessory to produce dramatic cutting edge jewellery for a modern audience.

For Elin, bringing complementary precious metal elements together in a novel way gives each piece its unique visual expression, and creates a compelling individual statement for the wearer.

Exhibiting widely, her limited edition work is available either directly or through selected applied arts galleries, or she is very happy to work to bespoke personal commission. Stockists include F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge and Craftswirl, St Patrick's Trian, Armagh.

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2013 ‘Perspective: Inspiration, Unveiled’ Craft NI at Craft Central, London (and Craft NI Gallery Belfast)
2012 St Patrick’s Trian Creative Centre, Solo Maker Showcase, Armagh
2012 RDS National Crafts Competition, Discover Ireland Exhibition, Dublin
2011 World Skills International Exhibition, London
2011 Celebrate, Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick
2011 Out of The House Exhibition, SpaceCraft, Belfast
2011 In The House Exhibition, CraftFest, Castleward, Co. Down
2011 Platform 2011, Creative Showcase, Belfast
2011 Art of Craft Exhibition, Armagh
2011 Millennium Court Art Centre, Maker Showcase, Portadown

2012 Arts Council N.I. SIAP Award
2010-11 City & Guilds Medal of Excellence, Design & Craft
2010-11 City & Guilds Lion Awards, Nominee