Sandra Wilson

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design - University of Dundee

Sandra Wilson

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design - University of Dundee

Central to my jewellery is the potential for the wearer to personalise pieces through their interaction with them. Biological models of growth underpin my approach that has won awards from the Audi Foundation for Innovation, and the British European Designers Group. An award from the Scottish Arts Council supported collaboration with scientists in designing new jewellery based on protein structures. I seek to understand the relationships and interconnections that exist between people and technology as well as the latest advancements in tools and techniques (eg. 3D printing and Haptics) that craft practitioners can adopt to help navigate this complex space and create meaningful human experience. I am currently a co-investigator on an EPSRC funded research project IMprints: Public responses to future identity management practices that seeks to map and understand the taboos and desires associated with for example new forms of biometric ID and smart jewellery & clothing. Based at the University of Dundee, which is also a key partner in establishing a V & A outpost on the cities waterfront. V&A; at Dundee will be an international centre of design for Scotland and is due to open in 2015.