Andrew Lamb

Andrew Lamb uses precious gold and silver wires in his jewellery, creating pieces by layering, twisting and overlapping these ‘threads’ to create rippling textures and subtle colour variations, playfully drawing in the viewer and creating a moment of surprise. These effects are inspired by the linear patterns and structures abundant in nature and woven textiles. He is also influenced by illusion and the mesmerizing visual effects of Optical Art and wishes to emulate the perfection found within the natural form yet highlight the imperfections in the way we see and the way we perceive.


2002-2004  Masters, Goldsmithing Silversmithing Metalwork and Jewellery. Royal College of Art

1996-2000  BA Hons. Design and Applied Arts – Jewellery and Silversmithing. Edinburgh College of Art

Relevant Teaching and Lecturing


Glasgow School of Art, Part Time Lecturer, Silversmithing and Jewellery Dept.


The Academy of Arts and Design – Tsinghua University, Beijing, Visiting Lecturer



Gold Symposium – Lecture, Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow


Society for Jewellery Historians, guest speaker, London


Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery, Tokyo, guest speaker

Musashino Art University, Tokyo, guest speaker


Goldsmiths’ Hall, Day of Knowledge – Coutts London Jewellery Week (2 lectures)

University of Hertfordshire, Visiting Lecturer


Victoria and Albert Museum, Workshop with Dorothy Hogg in conjunction with the opening of the Sackler Centre


Royal College of Art, Part Time Jewellery Technical Instructor


Royal University for Women, Bahrain, guest speaker


Wire Weekend, Short Course, Clerkenwell Green, London


Association for Contemporary Jewellery, member of judging panel, ACJ Prize at New Designers

Applied Arts Scotland, Edinburgh, guest speaker

Kent Institute of Art and Design, guest speaker

Richmond Adult community College, Visiting Lecturer


Edinburgh College of Art, Artist in Residence


Bishopsland Workshops, Post-graduate Training course / residency


Surrey Institute of Art and Design, guest speaker

Selected Exhibitions


Scottish Gold – Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Collect -The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects – Saatchi Gallery, London

Pushing Boundaries and Chasing Challenges – Beijing International Contemporary Metal Art

Exhibition – Beijing, China

Silver Schools, Legnica Jewellery Festival, Legnica, Poland

Masters of Modern, Beetles and Huxley, London

Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London


Under The Lens – Solo Show, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Roots to Shoots, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Growing Talent, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

Group show, Gallery Si, Kobe, Japan

Solo Show, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (December 2013)


Gold: Power and Allure, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR APPLIED ARTS 2012, Mons / Belgium (catalogue)

GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR – Goldsmiths’ Hall, London

SOFA – NEW YORK Represented by Flow London


A Form of Perfection: Geometry in Precious Metal, Electrum Gallery, London

COLLECT 2011 – Saatchi Gallery, London, represented by TYGER GLYN & BISHOPSLAND

‘Not Pretty?’ Contemporary Jewellery by nine male makers from Scotland and Australia

(Touring – Scotland and Australia)


EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR APPLIED ARTS 2009, Mons / Belgium (catalogue)

Origin, The London Craft Fair, Somerset House, London

Contemporary Silver: Bishopsland Fellowship 1979-2009, Victoria and Albert Museum

Creation II, An insight into the mind of the modern artist-jeweller. Goldsmiths’ Hall (catalogue / DVD)

EUnique, New International Fair – World Craft Council Karlsruhe, Germany


Masters and Protégés, Museum of Art and Craft,Itami &Mikimoto Hall, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)


Collect, The V & A, represented by The Scottish Gallery, London

London Rocks, Sothebys, London (catalogue)

Alchemy, Group touring exhibition, Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, UAE (catalogue)

Cutting Edge, Group Exhibition, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (catalogue)

Dorothy Hogg and Graduates of Edinburgh College of Art, Museum of Kyoto, Japan


Solo Show, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh


Annual International Graduate Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, (catalogue)

Short Message Silver, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland (catalogue)


Masterpieces Exhibition, Turin, Italy (catalogue)

Weaving Stories, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh. (Touring UK)

Textile Techniques in Metal, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA



Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards

– Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers Award – Gold Prize

– Bentley & Skinner Jewellery Award – Gold Prize

– Contemporary (Platinum and Gold) Jewellery Award – Silver prize

– Technological Innovation Award – Silver prize


Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards

– Contemporary Jewellery, IJL Special Award 2012 – Gold Prize

– Technological Innovation Award 2012 – Gold Prize


The Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for Jewellery


ACJ Prize at Origin, Somerset House


Crafts Council Development Award


Brilliantly Birmingham Jewellery Award

Best New Jewellery Award – Goldsmiths’ Fair


Marzee Graduate Prize

The Goldsmiths’ Company Award, New Designers

Goldsmiths’ Graduate Bursary

Royal Mint Medal Competition 1st prize

Shortlisted for New Designer of the Year


The Dewar Art Award


World Crafts Council – Europe Award for Contemporary Crafts


Sotheby’s Contemporary Jewellery Design Award

Shortlisted for The Giorgio Armani Contemporary Design Award


The Goldsmiths’ Company Award, New Designers

The Harley Foundation Award for Applied Arts

Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Awards. First prize – Jewellers

Collections / Commissions

Crafts Council Collection, London

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums

The Alice and Louis Koch Collection

Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’, London

National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh

De Beers, Royal Ascot

Galerie Marzee Collection, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

The Royal College of Art Collection, London

The Royal Mint, Medal Collection

Decorative Art Collection of the City of Edinburgh

Wedgwood, Staffordshire, England