Kelda Young

About Kelda Young

Working from a shared studio space at The Briggait in Glasgow, Kelda creates contemporary jewellery and objects using recycled precious metals – each piece unique due to the nature of the handcrafted process. Kelda looks to her own fragmented memories and everyday surroundings for inspiration, abstracting forms and elements to create compositions. Her work celebrates the contrast and harmonies found between nature and the manmade world. Often combining bold, striking shapes with intricate, organic details achieved by using techniques such as chasing, hand engraving and high-pressure embossing.

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Kelda hollow forms most of her work to maintain the striking scale of the finished piece whilst allowing the jewellery or objects to still be wearable. This along with the enticing softness of pushed metal, encourages people’s curiosity and to engage with the pieces – there is an element of surprise as scale usually coincides with weight. The connection to material and the physical process of making is essential to the success of her work which allows for an intuitive approach to making and designing.

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All Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitors welcome commissions. Don’t hesitate to contact this maker and start a conversation about commissioning a piece, unique to you. Examples of commissioning include transforming or combining old jewellery into new pieces, incorporating stones into new settings, or simply working together to create a bespoke piece in the style of this maker.

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