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Kelly Munro

Jewellery inspired by the coast of Scotland

I am a Scottish designer born on the North Coast which my jewellery is inspired by. I run my small but ever growing jewellery business from my workshop in Edinburgh and exhibit over the UK and internationally.

My jewellery designs are ever evolving, creating new and exciting work for each exhibition. Each piece uses combinations of coloured wood, metals and sometimes textile.

My inspiration is drawn from my heritage and homeland. I was born in a small town in the far north coast of Scotland, well known for its historical fishing industry. I am surrounded by small abandoned ports around the coast, and have had a particular interest in fishing equipment used in the past and present. This inspiration is reflected in the lobster pots as a starting point for my graduation show work. This has evolved through stages of material exploration and settled at the combination of ‘weathering’ wood and traditional metal techniques.

I am happy to discuss bespoke commissions or commissions for my own work in certain colours or sizes. Please feel free to get in touch, I would be delighted to make something special customized to suit you. I undertook recently a very special project. The customer wanted 9 pieces of jewellery, one for each member of his family that fit back together into one united shape with many underlying messages and meanings. I worked with the customer mailing designs and ideas until we decided on a final design and then started the making process.