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Kelly Munro grew up in Wick and went to Edinburgh College of Art to study Jewellery and Silversmithing where she graduated with a first class honours degree. Kelly is heavily inspired by Wick’s historic fishing industry and harbours.
After living between Edinburgh and Glasgow for the past ten years, she has relocated back to Caithness where she has now set up her new workshop. Kelly is really enjoying settling back into the Caithness way of life, long walks soaking in the vast Caithness skies.
Kelly will be our Wick Artist in Residence, exploring issues highlighted in the Wick Locality Plan. She will be working in Wick with local young people to explore their maritime heritage and identity through metalwork and design.
Due to the restrictions Kelly hasn’t been able to go into schools as she’d hoped. Instead she has created these fantastic work booklets available to young people local to Wick.
‘Roond Ai Harbour’ contains different projects to test and develop your skills as an artist. Your work will then be featured in an online exhibition once submitted! This is the first of three projects and if you complete and enjoy the booklet, you can then go on to being involved in projects 2 and 3.
Watch the video below to hear Kelly explain a bit more…
If you received a booklet and would like your work included in the exhibition, please remember to have them handed back in by Saturday 15 May.
If you have any queries, contact Kelly directly at email@example.com
This Summer, Kelly will be running a week long ‘Metal Work Summer school’ at Lyth Arts Centre
Explore and learn 3 main metal work techniques: soldering, saw piercing and texturing precious and non-precious metals to complete a collection of jewellery pieces. You will also work on a group piece inspired Wick’s fishing Heritage.
Morning: Learn how to make a silver ring using soldering and texturing techniques that you can take home at the end of the session.
Afternoon: Discuss and plan sculpture project for the week and start making paper mock ups of the piece.
Morning: Learn how to cut brass using the saw piercing technique and create a brass keyring to take home at the end of the day.
Afternoon: Using the morning session’s skills, we will saw pierce some parts for the sculpture.
Morning: Learn how to twist, texture and plait silver wire and create a silver pendant to take home.
Afternoon: Use the morning’s techniques to create part of the sculpture.
Morning: Begin 2 day project to design and make a piece of jewellery based on your own style.
Afternoon: Continue work on main sculpture.
Morning: Continue with 2 day project.
Afternoon: Finalise sculpture.
Booking info: For ages 13-19, the course will run from 10am to 4pm each day. Please book one ticket per attendee, the ticket covers the week long course.
To book, please click here