Kelly grew up on the north east coast of Scotland in a small finishing town called Wick. She is heavily inspired by the towns historic fishing industry. Her collections draw inspiration from creels, nets, ropes, buoys, the Silver Darlings and her most recent collection is inspired by the drifting tides of Caithness.
Combining wood and silver to make her pieces she creates a contrast of bold colour with detailed saw pierced net like structures in silver. You can find Kelly's experimental large scale brooches and necklaces under the 'portfolio' tab. Kelly exhibits her work all over the United Kingdom from London to John O Groats however at the moment she is based in Glasgow at the iconic Briggait artist studios. Please feel free to contact Kelly with any questions you have about her work or where you can find her stock.
Kelly is now working towards her winter shows starting with MADE in London 19-22nd of October, Crathes Castle- Aberdeen 10th-12th of November, Wick Norseman Hotel 17th-19th November and Eden Court - Inverness 8-10th December.
Festival of Brooches Woldstone gallery
MADE – A collection of Caithness Artists- St Fergus gallery- Wick
COSMIMA- Clerkenwell gallery- London
Goldsmiths Fair- London
MADE- Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Elements – Lyon and turnball- Edinburgh
Glasgow School of Art- AIR show
SOFA Chicago with Craft Scotland
DAZZLE- Dovecot Gallery- Edinburgh
DAZZLE- Oxo Tower London
Rising Stars -New Ashgate gallery
Rings- Yorkshire Sculpture park
Suspended in Green- Munich-Vienna- London
Earrings Galore- Heidi Lowe Gallery- USA