Christina Vernon

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Christina Vernon is a designer, maker and enameller from Arbroath. In 2016 Christina graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design with her BDes (hons) in Jewellery and Metal after completing her HND Jewellery at City of Glasgow College. In 2018, Christina also participated in the Vanilla Ink Inkubator programme, a 9 month business development course for jewellers and silversmiths starting their careers, providing them with the skills and confidence to take their career in jewellery to the next level. 

After Christina graduated she worked from a tiny shed at the bottom of her parents garden until moving into a larger space at WASPs Dundee which she shared with fellow Double Door Studios resident Holly McAfee, before they both moved to Double Door Studios in the heart of Dundee. Christina is also a workshop assistant for Islay Spalding and Scarlett Erskine.

Much of Christina’s inspiration comes from the harbour area of Arbroath and the Angus beaches. She is drawn to the shapes and colours of the creels and other fishing paraphernalia found stacked around the harbour.

Sgèile (sce-leh) is Christina’s latest collection, based on shapes that she first explored during her 4th year studies at DJCAD and then developed into a collection during her time at Vanilla Ink. A repetitive scale pattern reminiscent of creels stacked up round the harbours edge or the skin of haddock before being smoked.

You can find Christina’s work at Harbour Lane Studio in South Queensferry, Tayberry Gallery in Perth and Vanilla Ink The Smiddy in Banff. This year (once things have calmed down!!) Christina is looking forward to hosting some enamelling workshops at DDS as well as others further afield.