Education

2012 – 2015 | BA Hons Jewellery and Silversmithing
Edinburgh College of Art

2011 – 2012 | Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Leeds College of Art

2005 – 2010 | International Baccalaureate & General Certificate in Secondary Education
Dulwich College, Shanghai

 

Work Experience

Nov 2016 – Present | Selina Campbell Jewellery, Manchester
Bespoke Jewellery Maker

Sept 2015 – May 2016 | Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
Artist in Residence 

Dec 2014 | AIVA, Shanghai
Jewellery Tutor Assistant

Jun-Sept 2014 | Hamilton and Inches, Edinburgh
Silversmithing Workshop Intern

Jun 2014 | Mariko Sumioka, London
Jewellery Intern & Assistant

Mar 2014 | West Dean College, West Sussex
Damascus Steel Making Workshop

Dec 2013 | Capability Scotland, Edinburgh
Shop Design Consultant

Nov 2012 | Allendale Cont. Arts, Northumberland
Exhibition Display Assistant

Exhibitions & Shows

Nov 2013 | Limited Edition
Edinburgh College of Art

Nov 2013 | Limited Edition
Inspace Gallery Edinburgh

May 2015 | Degree Show
Edinburgh College of Art

June 2015 | New Designers
New Designers, London Business Design Centre


nat_adams

Originally from China, I was brought up in a city that is both vibrant with colour and structure; therefore I was naturally drawn to characteristics of architecture in Shanghai and Beijing. I was most fascinated by the intricate patterns in lattice structures and how light cast these patterns onto different surfaces.I developed my work by experimenting with various line and shape repetitions resulting in geometric configurations that playfully compliment striking colour combinations.

My graduate collection refers to a therapeutic journey of accuracy and perfection. It began with a series of drawings based around the circle, which were both extremely calming and enjoyable. I strive to combine bold colours with pleasing geometric patterns. The qualities of acrylic plastic provide a satisfying sensation when it is dyed in different colours that fade into one another. It is enhanced when the metallic wire is wrapped around it creating a unique relationship where the transparency of the pieces is significant and light is essential.

The objects become unified and celebrate this perfection evoking both excitement and serenity. The detail reflects my soothing and comforting process from drawing to making and the pursuit of accuracy becomes apparent in the patterns created through the expression of colour. My work exhibits a range of necklaces, earrings, brooches, rings and bangles. This process has shown me how versatile an idea can be. I hope to eventually set up my own studio space to widen my research and further develop my designs.