Portfolio

Free-lance designer Jeweller/Silversmith Eileen Gatt supplies a number of Galleries and Shops throughout the UK, at the high end of the Jewellery and Giftware market. Eileen also creates one-off pieces for exhibition purposes.

Experience

1999-2011  |  0.5 Lecturer – Batchelor of Design Honours Degree course in Jewellery & Metal Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee University.

1999-2001  |  Lecturer – BA Honours Degree in 3D DesignGray’s School of Art, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen.

1998-1999  |  0.2 Lecturer – BA Honours Degree in 3D Design. Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury, Kent.

1997 -1999  |  0.5 Lecturer / Course co-ordinator (HNC level) Richmond College, Twickenham, Surrey.

Awards

2015  |  Creative Traineeship grant – Awarded by Creative Scotland

2014  |  Graduate employment grant – Awarded by Highlands & Islands

Enterprise, & Highland Council

2014  |  ‘Go and See’ New York Now Research Trip – Awarded by Craft Scotland

2014  |  Innovation Award – Awarded by Highlands & Islands Enterprise

2012  |  Leadership Grant Award – Awarded by Highlands & Islands Enterprise

2007   |  Creative Development Award – Awarded by the Scottish Arts Council

2004  |  Finalist – BBC Worldwide Talent Around Britain Awards, Sponsored by BBC Homes & Antiques, John Lewis & The Crafts Council

2002  |  The Worshipful Company of Goldsmith’s Bursary

2002  |  The Worshipful Company of Goldsmith’s Free Stand Award

2002  |  Finalist – Design for Scandinavia Award, Trade Partners UK

2001  |  Finalist – George Little Management International Market Award

2000  |  Business Development Award for participation in Chelsea Crafts Fair – Awarded by the Scottish Arts Council

1999  |  Start Up Grant – Awarded by the Scottish Arts Council

1997  |  RTZ (cra) Travel scholarship – Awarded by RTZ to study Inuit Art in Alaska

1996  |  The National Trust Founders Medal Prize, in association with the Royal Mint – Awarded by the Robertson Charitable Trust

1994  |  The Angela Bradshaw Design School prize for excellence – Awarded by Dundee University

Exhibitions

2016  |  Scotlands Trade Fair, Glasgow

2016  |  Craft, London

2001 – 2015 |  Goldsmiths’ Fair, London

2015 |  Selected – Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh

2015 |  Handmade in Britain 15 – Chelsea Town Hall, London

2015 |  Elements – Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh

2015 |  Art in Action – Waterperry, Oxon

2014 |  Feast of Silver, Fortnum & Mason

2010 |  Making Progress – Inverness Art Gallery

2009 |  At the Table, Part II: Blackwell – The Arts and Crafts                                                    House, Cumbria, England

2008 |  Masters and Protégés – Kyoto, Japan

2007 |  Analach – The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, Scotland

2007 |  Highland Fringe Exhibition – Castle Gallery, Inverness

2006 |  Tartan Week – New York, USA

2005 |  Maker Wearer Viewer – Glasgow School of Art, The Scottish Gallery and  Gallerie Marzee, Belgium

2004 |  Chess – Thomas Mann 1/0 Gallery, New Orleans, USA

2004 |  The Crafts Council Shop, The V&A, London, England

2004 |  Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire, Wales

2004 |  Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, USA

2004 |  Vennel Gallery, Irvine, Scotland

2004 |  Evoke – Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland

2003 |  Group Exhibition – The V & A, London, England

2002 |  Solo exhibition -The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh,                                             Scotland

2002 |  Solo exhibition – JAM, Eaton, England

2001 |  Home Sweet Home – Gallery Tactus, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001 |  Verleidelijke – Contemporary Art Centre, Holland

2001 |  Inhorgenta – Munich, Germany

1998 |  The Orlando Merchandise Show – Florida, USA

1998 |  Jewellery Moves – The National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

1996 |  Obverse/Reverse – in association with the Royal Mint, England

1996 |  RTZ (cra) Prize Winners Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Art, London, England

1995  |  British Festival of New Contemporaries – Tapei City, Taiwan

Education

1995-1997  |  MA (RCA) Masters Degree (Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery) The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.

1990-1994  |  BDes Hons (1st Class Honour’s Degree in Jewellery & Metalwork) Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Perth road, Dundee.