Since graduating Eleanor has dedicated her time to exploring larger works and delving into the world of welding. Her talents were recognised and celebrated at DJCAD’s degree show in 2022, prompting her to further develop her skills through personal practice.
Her degree show work was inspired by the 2020 lockdown, when physical touch was forbidden and our homes became our sole refuge, Eleanor sought to capture the weakened communication and growing sense of isolation. Extensive research allowed her to deeply understand the emotional state of the nation during those unprecedented times, and she aimed to spark meaningful conversations through her artwork.
Eleanor sates that: “The covid pandemic effected my studying during my 2nd and 3rd year at DJCAD, however eventually inspired my 4th year project that created a lot of interest at the DJCAD degree show. Without this project taking a last minute turn, from jewellery to welding I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
BA (Hons) Jewellery and Metal Work
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design – University of Dundee
Since graduating, Eleanor has dedicated her time to exploring larger works and delving into the world of welding. Stepping outside the confines of the jewelry workshop, Eleanor ventured into the realm of TIG welding to further challenge herself. Pushing the boundaries of sheet copper using compressed air, she discovered the limitations of her eclectic style rooted in found materials. Her talents were recognised and celebrated at DJCAD’s degree show in 2022, prompting her to further develop her skills through personal practice. Initially experimenting with materials like copper and aluminium, Eleanor has expanded her repertoire to include harder metals such as steel. In her pursuit of artistic growth, she recently completed a welding course and has now found her true passion in creating larger sculptures.
Materials and Techniques
Material – Copper
Technique- English Wheel
Exhibitions and Awards
DJCAD Degree show 2022.
Work was recognised by Double Door studios Dundee & Fife Contemporary 2022.
Exhibited Degree show work at New Designers London 2022.
Designed and made a gallery sign for Ainetheon Arts 2023.
Awarded the Visual Artist and Craft Maker Award: Dundee, March 2023
Made work inspired by the UCI Cycle event, Glasgow
Highland cow sculpture (2023) was televised on the BBC during the women’s final elite race, 2023.
Created many different commission based works, pushing me to try and experiment with new tools and materials, 2023.
Stand at local fun day/ market – 2023.
Stockist: Glamis Gallery, Ainetheon Arts Kirriemuir & Raspberry Fields Forfar 2022-23.