Ruth has been designing and making playful, sculptural jewellery since 2015. Mainly working in a variety of metals including silver, gold and titanium, she creates contemporary pieces that are both inspired by the subtle details within fabrics as well as the structural forms within textile machinery. Ruth finely twists wire by hand - each wire is wrapped around frames to create tactile, refined forms – like dangling architecture.

As well as creating these sculptural pieces, Ruth produces a range of wearable, precious metal jewellery influenced by other design products such as kitchen and homeware. These designs are simple yet unique, modern and bold.

Each piece is handmade and therefore unique. All work is currently made to order.
If you have any questions regarding orders, commissions or new ideas, please email

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The Scottish Gallery Edinburgh



Grand First Prize British Art Medal Society Student Award


The British Academy Medal Design British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences



Degree Show 2015 The Glasgow School of Art

New Designers Business Design Centre, London

Elements GSA stand, Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh

Premio Fondazione Cominelli Lake Garda, Italy

Gill Wing Winter Showcase Gill Wing Jewellery, London


Next Generation The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

AiR at the Tent Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art

AiR 15/16 Exhibition St. Margaret's House, Edinburgh


Hothouse 2017 Crafts Council / Craft Scotland

Black & Gold Roger Bilcliffe Gallery, Glasgow


Beyond the Blue Gill Wing Jewellery, London

Craft Scotland Summer Show White Stuff, Edinburgh

Excursion, Hothouse Scotland Cohort, Custom Lane, Edinburgh