Sandra Wilson

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Reader (Jewellery & Metal Design)

Bio

Biography

Dr Sandra Wilson is a contemporary jeweller, silversmith, researcher and educator. She is a Reader in Jewellery & Metal Design and is passionate about the transformative power of making things. Her highly interdisciplinary work has won awards from the Scottish Arts Council, the Audi Foundation for Innovation, and the British European Designers Group. Her work is also in the collection of HRH Princess Anne.

Her research investigates recovering precious metals such as gold and copper from electronic waste and is working with the Love Chemistry Group at Edinburgh University who have developed a new ligand that specifically targets gold. She has also researched the lesser known silversmithing technique ‘Dutch raising’ and is currently exploring how there may be parallels with this and Japanese raising methods. She is responsible for bringing the European Silversmiths Forum (Hammerclub) to Dundee in May 2019.

She advocates for making practice as research and projects have included Pulse: The Stuff of Life exploring the beauty of 3D protein architecture and thoughtfully integrating traditional hand fabrication and new technologies such as 3D printing. From Pulse, work was included in three exhibitions, namely; Origin: Ur Sprung Schmuck – an international touring exhibition including Inhorgenta the worlds' largest jewellery fair in Munich; Nature Inspired Design – an AHRC/EPSRC national initiative -Design for the 21stCentury; and Design4science an international touring exhibition and symposium highlighting cutting edge design and science. Co-investigator on Imprints: Public Responses to Identity Management technologies and practices a major £1.9m EPSRC research project. This research was concerned with the way that new wearable technologies could empower the user to express their fluid identities rather than be used for surveillance.

She is co-editor of the new Journal of Jewellery Research and writes frequently for Art Jewelry Forum.

Publications

Urban Gold Rush
10/2018
Research Output: Non Textual > Exhibition

3 Pendants
10/2018
Research Output: Non Textual > Artefact

Dutch raised round bowl
2/2018
Research Output: Non Textual > Artefact

The Mystery of Dutch Raising
2/2018, Silver Studies
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

A reflection on learning crafts as a practice for self-development
3/2016, Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Whisky Tumbler - Dutch Raised
11/2016
Research Output: Non Textual > Artefact

Forward to Kathy Vones Microjewels Exhibition Catalogue
8/2016, Microjewels
Research Output: Contribution To Periodical > Editorial

Identity management, premediation and the city
6/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Educational Bridge of Border Crossing Identities
3/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Border Crossing : the Dynamic Interplay between Place, Culture and Creativity
11/2014
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

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Press

Day in the Life of ......

Sandra Wilson

6/03/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research



Smart Phones Worth Their Weight in Gold

Sandra Wilson

21/01/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research



Internet of Things: Mozilla and Dundee University start joint degree program

Jon Rogers, Nick Taylor, Peter Thomas, Sandra Wilson & Melanie Woods

23/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research



Smart Phones Worth Their Weight in Gold

Sandra Wilson

18/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research



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