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The Scottish Gallery

In 2017, The Scottish Gallery celebrates 175 years of art.

Based in the heart of Edinburgh, the Gallery specialises in fine art, visual art and contemporary applied art.

The Scottish Gallery champions the ideas, innovation and quality of individual artists from Scotland, the UK and internationally across ceramics, glass, jewellery, metalwork, sculpture and occasionally textiles. The gallery currently curates and produces a monthly programme of diverse exhibitions highlighting both emerging and established artists. For Collect 2017, the Gallery brings together a collection celebrating the life partnership of two pioneers from the world of modern jewellery, Wendy Ramshaw and David Watkins.

Wendy Ramshaw Yellow Buzz Ringset (10 rings), c.2010 18 ct and citrine on a white delrin stand inlaid with yellow, Photo: William Van Esland

Wendy Ramshaw’s signature Ringsets are represented in over 70 public collections worldwide. Ramshaw’s work also encompasses designs for textiles, screens, gateways and sculpture. Known for his daring, innovative and experimental approach to materials and technology, David Watkins has been designing and making jewellery since the 60s. He was professor of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the Royal College of Art from 1984-2008.