As a Glasgow School of Art graduate in textile design, and with 11 years experience in fashion buying at Selfridges and Harvey Nichols, Lisa Crockard decided to return home to Scotland from London to complete an HND in Jewellery at City of Glasgow College in 2016.
Since then Lisa has begun to develop her jewellery making through a combination of traditional hand-making techniques, CAD and 3D printing. Drawn towards rhythm & repetition, particularly in architecture and man-made objects as well as geometric forms, Lisa likes to explore contrasts in textures, materials and finishes throughout her work such as reticulation with keum-boo. Keum-boo is an ancient Korean gilding technique of applying gold to silver. Designs are made individually or in limited collections, and along with using natural gemstones which allows each piece to be unique in nature.
Lisa’s talent has been recognised in a variety of awards – in 2015 awarded the Eric Gill Society Prize in the British Art Medal Society Student Project and in 2016 she was awarded funding from City of Glasgow College Innovation & Enterprise Competition. Lisa has recently won a place in Renfrewshire Council’s InCube programme and is currently working there and taking part in exhibitions to grow and expand her business.