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Laura Murray
Studio 211
The Briggait
141 The Bridgegate
Glasgow
G1 5HZ

t: +44 (0) 796 874 9589
e: lauramurray26@hotmail.com

 
 

Welcome

You can also now check Laura's new designs on Facebook

Happy Birthday! 12 Years in business!
https://www.facebook.com/LauraMurrayJewellery

Laura Murray Jewellery opened on the 1st September 2000. In the last 12 years Laura has developed her jewellery collection and one off pieces.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally at The New York International Gift Fair, 'The Scottish Show' in Milan, USF Verfet in Bergen, at "The Cutting Edge" exhibition at Aberdeen Art Gallery, The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, The Dick Institute in Killmarnock and at The Villa Concordia, Bamberg.

She has been awarded Maker in Residence in Moray, Ayrshire and Lanarkshire and taught design projects in schools, workshops at   the Scotland Street School Museum and as part of Glasgow's "Inspirations" young peoples festival.

New outlets:

Laura's jewellery has been selected to be part of the Glasgow School of Art Collection, which showcases graduates of Glasgow School of Art in their shop.

http://www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/gsa-shop

   

New face book page:

Keep up to date with new pieces at Laura's face book page: http://www.facebook.com/LauraMurrayJewellery

Teaching in the studio:

Can you add image 41. Studio 211

Would you like to learn jewellery making in Laura's studio? Small groups and individuals welcome.

There are two types of classes both aimed at beginners.

Learning to solder:

Laura will introduce you to a variety of jewellery skills. You will learn how to cut, form, solder and construct silver and other metals to create wearable jewellery pieces. Tools provided, buy your own silver.

Work with beads and wire:

Aimed at beginners Laura will introduce you to many wire techniques. You will work with plier's coloured enamelled and silver plated wires and lots of fun beads to create original jewellery.

Please email for details: lauramurray26@hotmail.com

Links:

The Briggait.

http://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/studios-spaces/briggait-merchant-city

Glasgow School of Art Shop

http://www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/gsa-shop/

The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff.

http://www.strathearn-gallery.com

Cassiopeia, Glasgow

http://www.cassiopeiaonline.co.uk

Just Art, Fochabers

http://www.justart.co.uk

Laura's Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/LauraMurrayJewellery


The open studios event is part of the Merchant City Festival.

The studio is in the Briggait, a lovely old building which used to be a Fish market in Glasgow.
http://www.waspsstudios.org.uk
Studio 211 (2nd floor)
Wasp Studios
The Briggait
141 Bridgegait
Glasgow 
G1 5HZ


Outlets:

Here is a list of outlets that sell Laura's Silver Jewellery, please note the new outlets!

Art Lovers Shop
Bellahouston Park
10 Drumbeck Road
Glasgow
G41 5BW
www.houseforanartlover.co.uk

New Outlet!
Azure
Giving and Living
7 Sandgate
Ayr
KA7 1BG
01292 290267
www.azuregivingandliving.co.uk

New Outlet!
Beach - a seaside shop

51Portland Street
Troon
KA10 6aa
www.beachseaside.co.uk

Bowerbird - lifestyle shop
168 Kilmarnock Road
Shawlands
Glasgow
G41 3PG
0141 632 3777
www.bowerbird.org.uk

Cassiopeia
141 Hyndland Road
Glasgow
G12 9JA
cassiopeiaonline.co.uk

New Outlet!
Glasgow University

Silver jewellery sold in GU Visitor centre and in the shop of the Hunterian Museum and Art gallery.

GU Heritage Retail
Visitor Centre
Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
www.guheritage.com
www.hunterian.gla.ac.uk

Just Art
64 High Street
Fochabers
IV30 7DL
01343 820 500
www.justart.co.uk

The Lighthouse Shop
11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow
G1 3NU
0141 225 8422
www.thelighthouse.co.uk/shop

Model House
Bull Ring
Llantrisant
Rhondda   Cynon Taff
Wales
CF8EB
www.craftgallerywales.com

Wish List 2008
1 Nov 2008- 6 January 2009
The Strathearn Gallery
32 West High Street
Crieff
PH7   4DL
01764 656100
www.strathearn-gallery.com

Outlets that sell Felt tip and Feather jewellery:    

New Outlet!
Concrete Wardrobe

50A Broughton Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3SA

The Dick Institute
Elmbank Avenue
Kilmarnock
KA1 3BU
www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk

The Gallery
75/77Main Street
West Kilbride
KA23 9AP

New Outlet!
The Muddy Funksters Studio

14 The Old Academy
Back road
Stromness
Orkney
KW15 1TR

Workshops

Laura runs a variety of workshops for groups, school pupils and teacher . She also runs private workshops for adults in Glasgow and Moray.

Moray Arts Centre

Laura ran a beginners wire workshop at Moray Arts Centre The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Moray www.morayartcentre.org   on 17 th May 2008.

More workshops are planned for spring   2009 in Moray. Please contact Laura for further information: lauramurray26@hotmail.com

Workshops at Laura's Studio

Laura will also be running small workshops from her studio in Glasgow. Please contact Laura for information: lauramurray26@hotmail.com


Open studios 2008

Wasps Open Studios Weekend
77 Hanson Street
Glasgow
G31 2HF
4 th and 5 th October 2008

www.waspsstudios.org.uk

Parade Artists Christmas Sale
77 Hanson Street
Glasgow
G31 2HF

29 th and 30 th November 2008
6 th and 7 th December 2008

Projects 2008

I through my prayers into the sky (Where fear and faith Collide)

A multi-disciplinary project: working in collaboration with Authors, Zoë Strachan, Louise Welsh and Artist David Sherry. This project is currently in progress and will have an exhibition on the 11 th November 2008 at:

The Villa Concordia
Internationals Kunstlerhaus
Concordia strasse
Bamberg
96049
Germany

www.villa-concordia.de
www.zoestrachan.com
www.dave-sherry.com

Exhibition also in Glasgow 2009.....

Project room solo show

Laura had a solo show in Glasgow this year at Glasgow independent studios gallery : The Project Rooms. Work was made in paper, thread, felt-tip pens and metals.

gis.uk.com/project.php?project=previous&year=2008&id=221

Yoker Window Project

Laura Worked with 10 girls aged 10-14 at Dumbarton Road Youth Health Project to make a "Stained glass" window for The Community Campus in Yoker.

 

 

Projects 2007

The Scottish Show
The Cutting Edge exhibition
Paper instruments

Felt tip jewellery - Silver jewellery - Felt tip sporran









Exhibitions:

The Scottish Show 2007

The Scottish Show 07 is the National Exhibition of the 6 Cities Design Festival May 2007. I am one of 30 Scottish Design company', selected to exhibit. I will be showing new mini lockets in the exhibition and a range of new felt tip jewellery in the lighthouse shop.

It opens on the 17 th May at

The Lighthouse
11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow
G1 3NU
17 th May -12 th August 2007

www.thescottishshow.com

www.sixcities.com

www.thelighthouse.co.uk


The Cutting Edge Exhibition

The Cutting Edge opened in January at the National Museum of Scotland and in May opens in The Dick Institute in Kilmarnock. 30 Scottish contemporary craft makers including glass artists, silversmiths, textile artists are showing their work.

I am showing a new Felt Tip Sporran made from old felt tip pens!

There is a   catalogue to accompany the exhibition:

The Cutting Edge Scotland's Contemporary Crafts Edited by Catriona Baid and Rose Watban Photographs by Shannon Toft Published by NMS Enterprises Ltd ISBN 978 1 905267 07 1

Dates and Venues:
National Museum of Scotland 26 th January to 29 th April
The Dick Institute in Kilmarnock 26 th May - 30 th June
Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow 20 th September - 25 th November
Aberdeen Art Gallery ,9 th February -12 th April 2008.

www.craftscotland.org/thecuttingedge.html.pr

Workshops
Wire jewellery workshops by Laura are taking place at Pitlochry festival theatre on April 14 th and August 26 th     2007. Please contact

Pitlochry festival theatre,   on 01796 484 600 to book a place.

Projects :
Paper musical Instruments, and exhibition in Norway. Laura has been collaborating with Composer Alwynne Pritchard to make paper musical instruments for her band Fat Battery . She has been using different types of paper and for example knitting with these to create instruments that make very different sounds. Theses instruments have been performed by Fat Battery on 11 th November in Bergen. www.fatbattery.com

An exhibition of the paper instruments was shown at USF Verftet Bergen.

Recent teaching projects :

Craft Summer school 2006, Kilmarnock Academy.

Craft residency,Thornliebank Primary School, Glasgow.

Craft residency in Moray Elgin Academy, Lossiemouth High and Speyside Academy.

Elements of Change Residency, Irvine.


 
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