The second year of our Friends of the Show scheme provided fantastic support for the recent Degree Show.

Two of the Friends, Pretty Fly and Author Interiors, told us about their favourite exhibitors.

Author Interiors

“This week we are exploring the work of two very talented recent graduates from Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Rebecca Phelps and Isla Keiller, who both studied Jewellery and Metal Design. Rebecca produces gorgeous eco silver and titanium pieces and Isla creates her stunning porcelain vessels, decorated with resin and metal powder. Both kindly sat down with us to tell us about their work.”

My inspiration came from rock formations found in East Fife, particularly Pittenweem and Elie.

Read more Rebecca Phelps, Jewellery and Metal Design

My current pieces are inspired specifically from trees line and forms that I see while exploring and walking.

Read more Isla Keiller, Jewellery and Metal Design

Pretty Fly

“Duncan of Jordanstone is the reason our business exists.  Both Nicola and myself are ex graduates from the college and it’s amazing to maintain a connection over 15 years later.  The Art College continues to provide inspiration, support and budding new stockists.  We’re approached daily by makers from all over the UK and we find that DJCAD graduates are amongst the very best.  Being a “Friend of the Show” is a no-brainer.  This year we’re taking in work from two new graduates Milly Munday and Andrea Dritschel.”

Milly has already covered a few shifts for us in “Pretty Fly”, and we’re really excited to have her collection here.  Her work is based on the beaches surrounding Scotland.  The entire range is unique and conjures a nostalgic feeling, utilising the shapes found in limpet shells.  We find that with many new graduates there is a natural transition between Art Collage and producing a commercial range.  However with Milly, her jewellery was completely viable in either space already, something to be admired in a gallery but instantly wearable.

Milly Munday, Jewellery and Metal Design

Andrea was the winner of our 2019 “Pretty Fly” award.  Her jewellery stood out as something genuinely new and different.   Andrea is working to highlight the environmental issues facing humanity, and is determined to source materials from sustainable outlets.  Andreas work is weird, in a wonderful way.  The materials used are intriguing and different.  Elements of mechanical and organic texture in her work make it very unusual.  We can’t wait to see what Andrea is going to produce of the coming years. Andrea Dritschel, Jewellery and Metal Design