We are delighted to introduce you to Zoe Davidson, a jeweller new to Heart Gallery for Spring/Summer 2017.
Zoe lives in Stromness, Orkney, and started her business in May 2016. She produces jewellery which is all hand made, sculptural in form and inspired by her love for the island’s historic landscapes and ever-changing seas.
She graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Design Degree from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. Since then, she has traveled and worked with the likes of Haute-Couture/Fashion Designer Iris Van Herpen in Amsterdam, Scottish Jeweller Gilly Langton and, most recently, with two Orkney based jewellery companies.
Brought up in Brunei Darussalam, South East Asia, Zoe spent most of her free time diving under the sea with her family and living with local people.
Moving to Orkney was a dramatic change from Brunei’s tropical climate but being Orcadian at heart, Zoe is passionate about evoking Orkney’s beauty in pieces of wearable sculptures; from the wild seas and dramatic landscapes to its rich history.
A high level of craftmanship is involved in making Zoe’s creations, with traditional silversmithing techniques such as fold-forming and anti-clastic raising. She personally designs and makes all her pieces meaning every piece of work is utterly unique and special.
Zoe’s two collections have arrived with us in Hebden Bridge and we know you will love them as much as we do.
Hoy Sound Collection:
A channel of turbulent tidal water just off the South of Stromness inspires this collection. Its curling waves, swirling eddies and Hoy hills makes a dramatic coastal walk.
Large concrete block causeways have inspired Zoe’s Barriers pieces, as she looks back at Orkney’s most significant naval action in WWII. These textural manmade constructions were designed to protect the Royal Navy Fleet, anchored in Scapa Flow, from any eastern approaches.