Creative Thursday - Nicola Greene
Nicola: I design and make my own Jewellery, primarily from Wood, Silver, Resin and I also use a bit of Bone and Semi-precious Stones. My studio is over on Albert Drive, in a converted residential Victorian Villa. The light in the studio is amazing because of the huge windows and it feels very spacious, so it’s a real pleasure to work from there. I enjoy experimenting with different materials which aren’t necessarily associated with jewellery making. For me, jewellery shouldn’t be too precious. The pieces I create are more fashion accessories than precious jewels.
Nicola: I studied Printed Textile Design at the Glasgow School of Art and then took myself off to London where I stayed for 10 years, working for various Fashion Houses, Burberry, Matthew Williamson, Hardy Amies and Nicole Farhi in Accessories Design, mainly Luxury Leather Goods. However, it was during my last stint as the Accessories Designer for Nicole Farhi that I became really interested in Jewellery. When I decided to relocate back to Glasgow a year and a half ago, I was really stumped as to what I would do here and then I came up with the idea of setting up my own label and studio to design and make my own jewellery. It’s been really nice not only to design the pieces but to physically make them with my own hands is really satisfying.
Nicola: Not sure that money could fix this, but it would be really nice if it was a lot more sunny and closer to the sea!
SSH: Where do you sell your work?
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