Born Chorley, Lancashire 1973.  Lives and works in Plockton in the Highlands of Scotland

Since graduating from Loughborough College of Art and Design with a BA Honours in Silversmithing and Jewellery Gilly has established her jewelry practice and shows her work in exhibitions and fairs throughout the UK and Internationally including SOFA Chigago, Origin London and Eu-nique Germany.

Taking inspiration from her home town the fishing village of Plockton, Gilly references nautical architecture such as ropes & pullies on board yachts and safety rings on jetties in both their forms and colours and incorporates materials with contrasting properties reflecting the strength and struggle of a sea faring way of life.  She challenges the properties of control and resilience with minimal aesthetics, creating dramatic pieces of beauty, strength and texture.

Selected Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2011

Eu-nique-Germany, The Gest Collection-Los Angeles

2010

Eu-nique-Germany

Origin, London

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

2009

Stroud International Textile Fair

2008

Precious Cargo-Inverness Art Gallery

Origin-Somerset House -London

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair-Manchester

4+-Edinburgh

2007

Lustre-Nottingham

Top Dog-Bradford Art Gallery

Selected Awards and Residencies

2011

Craft Development Bursary-Creative Scotland/DJCAD

2010

Hi-arts-Creative Development award to attend Eu-nique

Business Gateway-Trade award to attend Eu-nique

Sept 05/06

Elements of Change Residency- Develop Crafts Ayrshire