This week we would like to introduce current one-year foundation course student, Lindsay Anderson.
Lindsay's temporary workbench
With a background in science, mindfulness and spirituality, Lindsay has used these interests and practices to guide her creative process. Facilitating this process through daily mediation, reflection and free writing has enabled the conceptual expression of ideas and experiences through the medium of jewellery. Taking inspiration from nature, urban landscapes, microcosm and macrocosm – she is fascinated by what we cannot see yet is present.
" Becoming a student on the one year foundation jewellery and silversmithing course has been a life changer for me. Before the course I was making jewellery but I had no direction or understanding of who I was as an artist and maker. Now I do and that has been down to a number of things - the course structure and content, teaching space, materials and equipment and of course the high standard of teaching, mentorship and support I've received from both my tutors Lisa and Jess. They have encouraged me to develop my ideas, challenged me, and coached me every step of the way allowing me to gain enough self belief and courage to apply and be accepted at GSA and Dundee University and fulfilling my life long dream."
Lindsay's recent work has been an expression of her inner journey through the landscape of felt emotional response and the insights gained from connection with her heart. She has experimented with shape, line and geometric pattern through mark making and worked predominately in black and white to allow for a real focus on the overall composition, line and form.
Unbound (Brooch) and Go Inside (Chain and Pendant)
Lindsay's commitment and talents have recently resulted in her receiving unconditional offers to degree level studies. We are really excited to see where this journey takes her!
If you would like to see more of Lindsay's work, you can follow her on Instagram.