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Biography

Dr Sandra Wilson is a contemporary jeweller, silversmith, researcher and educator. She is a Reader in Jewellery & Metal Design and is passionate about the transformative power of making things. Her highly interdisciplinary work has won awards from the Scottish Arts Council, the Audi Foundation for Innovation, and the British European Designers Group. Her work is also in the collection of HRH Princess Anne.

Her research investigates recovering precious metals such as gold and copper from electronic waste and is working with the Love Chemistry Group at Edinburgh University who have developed a new ligand that specifically targets gold. She has also researched the lesser known silversmithing technique ‘Dutch raising’ and is currently exploring how there may be parallels with this and Japanese raising methods. She is responsible for bringing the European Silversmiths Forum (Hammerclub) to Dundee in May 2019.

She advocates for making practice as research and projects have included Pulse: The Stuff of Life exploring the beauty of 3D protein architecture and thoughtfully integrating traditional hand fabrication and new technologies such as 3D printing. From Pulse, work was included in three exhibitions, namely; Origin: Ur Sprung Schmuck – an international touring exhibition including Inhorgenta the worlds' largest jewellery fair in Munich; Nature Inspired Design – an AHRC/EPSRC national initiative -Design for the 21stCentury; and Design4science an international touring exhibition and symposium highlighting cutting edge design and science. Co-investigator on Imprints: Public Responses to Identity Management technologies and practices a major £1.9m EPSRC research project. This research was concerned with the way that new wearable technologies could empower the user to express their fluid identities rather than be used for surveillance.

She is co-editor of the new Journal of Jewellery Research and writes frequently for Art Jewelry Forum.

Keywords

  • NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
  • Jewellery
  • Metal
  • Contemporary

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Projects 2019 2022

Research Output 2006 2019

Renewal. European Silversmith Forum (HammerClub) Dundee

Wilson, S., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Renewal. European Silversmith Forum (HammerClub) Edinburgh

Wilson, S., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Renewal
Edinburgh
Dundee
Design Museum
Sixties

Renewal. European Silversmith Forum (HammerClub) Goldsmiths, London

Wilson, S., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

regeneration
city

Renewal Dundee: European Silversmiths Forum. Hammerclub, Dundee

Faithfull, D. & Wilson, S., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition catalogue

Edinburgh
Jewellery
Renewal
Silversmiths
Dundee

Press / Media

Gold Rush 2.0

Sandra Wilson

1/07/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

European Silversmiths Forum (Hammerclub).

Sandra Wilson

31/05/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Day in the Life of ......

Sandra Wilson

6/03/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Smart Phones Worth Their Weight in Gold

Sandra Wilson

21/01/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research

Thesis

Disruptive Futuring: A new design approach to addressing climate change

Author: O'Donnell Hoare, N., 2018

Supervisor: Wilson, S. (Supervisor) & Rogers, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Forensic Jewellery: A Design-Led Approach to Exploring Jewellery in Forensic Human Identification

Author: Maclennan, M., 2018

Supervisor: Wilson, S. (Supervisor), Press, M. (Supervisor) & O'Neill, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

Prototyping the Exhibition: a practice-led investigation into the framing and communication of design as a process of innovation

Author: Bletcher, J., 2016

Supervisor: Valentine, L. (Supervisor) & Wilson, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

File

Towards the Uncanny Object: Creating Interactive Craft with Smart Materials

Author: Vones, K. B., 2017

Supervisor: Wilson, S. (Supervisor), Lim, S. C. (Supervisor) & Duplock, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy