Artery Gallery, based in St Andrews, is a leader amongst contemporary art galleries, having gathered together a wonderfully eclectic range of unique art and craft from local, national and international artists, both emerging and already established.
The aim of Artery Gallery is to make art more affordable and accessible, through a friendly, welcoming environment.
On this blog, you will find our latest Art Gallery News along with Art News from across Scotland.
Friday, 8 March 2013
Angela Learoyd’s 1000th Piece of Jewellery for Artery Gallery
Fife based jeweller Angela Learoyd designs and
creates beautiful statement pieces of jewellery, sourcing semi precious stones
from around the world and creating focal points in each piece with handcrafted
sterling silver beads.
work in silver and use a variety of techniques to create surface texture and
embellishment. Manipulating silver by doming, folding, hammering, die-forming
and rolling allows me to produce three-dimensional pieces, especially hollow
beads. My jewellery often incorporates gemstones. I particularly like stones
with matt finishes and interesting markings and inclusions.’
We have been working with Angela for 7
years now and her award winning designs have been a great favorite with our
customers. For her 1000th piece, Angela set to work creating a
one-off, St Andrews inspired necklace with matching earrings. To accompany the
set, the full design process has been logged in a booklet including photographs
of the ancient town, pin pointing textures and patterns of inspiration, and her
sketches show the transformation into a spectacular piece of wearable art.
The necklace has been strung with Lapis
Lazuli, representing the colour of the St Andrews flag. Lapis Lazuli was also
used in ancient times to create amulets and ornaments, which I find so fitting
for our art gallery. The sterling silver pendants show textures found along the
rocky shoreline and the stone ruins of the historic St Andrews Cathedral.
To purchase this necklace and earrings set
online, just click on the link below to be taken directly to our main