Wilson, Sandra

Professor

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20062020

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Biography

Professor Sandra Wilson has a personal chair in Ecological Metal Design. She is a contemporary jeweller, silversmith, researcher and educator 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.

 

Keywords

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

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Projects

Research Output

Recycling of Electronic Waste for Jewellery

Wilson, S., 10 Feb 2020

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Confluence: Tradition in Contemporary Art

Modeen, M. (ed.), Spence, P., Irvine, Z., Rowland, C., Dalziel, M., Scullion, L., Milligan, A., Watson, A., Colvin, C., Faithfull, D., Summerton, E., Wilson, S., Elston, G., Fagen, G., Braham, P., Dunlop, G., Harrison, P., Maclennan, A. & Sheng, X., 1 Oct 2019

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition catalogue

  • 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

  • Activities

    • 3 Other
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Public engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

    Art/Science Residency at Foundation OBRAS

    Karen Westland (Visitor), , Keith Wilcox (Supervisor), & Sandra Wilson (Supervisor)

    18 Apr 202022 May 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    EPSRC Innovation Placement: Lampworker Helen Chalmers

    Karen Westland (Member), , Keith Wilcox (Supervisor), & Sandra Wilson (Supervisor)

    19 Aug 201918 Feb 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    European Silversmiths Forum (Hammerclub) - Forging of the Common Bowl

    Sandra Wilson (Member)

    31 May 20193 Jun 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition

    EPSRC Innovation Placement: Durham Precision Optics

    Karen Westland (Visitor), , Keith Wilcox (Supervisor), & Sandra Wilson (Supervisor)

    4 Mar 20195 Mar 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Journal of Jewellery Research (Journal)

    Sandra Wilson (Editorial board member), , Jayne Wallace (Editorial board member), & Bernabei Roberta (Editorial board member)

    Mar 2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    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