Rhona McCallum

About Rhona McCallum

Rhona McCallum is a jewellery designer maker from Glasgow. Inspired by geology, ancient history and our changing landscapes, she creates statement pieces of jewellery in recycled silver and gold that combine rugged, natural textures with bold, sculptural forms.

Hammered and carved lines run through Rhona’s work, accentuated by flashes of gold, referencing geological fractures and lines and layers in stone.

Since lockdown, Rhona has been working noisily from her flat in the southside of Glasgow. While she is pleased with her new home studio, it is possible that her neighbours are slightly less thrilled.

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Each element of Rhona’s work is made entirely by hand. She begins each piece by creating unique hammer textured surfaces on sheets of recycled silver and gold.

Rhona uses keumboo to highlight some of the hammered lines and details. Keumboo is a traditional Korean gilding technique where a fine layer of gold is fused to the surface of the silver. It creates a striking contrast in colour, particularly when paired with oxidised silver.

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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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