School of Design Silversmithing & Jewellery

Archie Wain

‘Rural Reflections’ is a collection of playful, wearable pieces of jewellery which
explore personal experiences and perception of value. Deriving from summers spent
at a family farm in North England, my collection, consisting of brooches, pins, rings,
Bracelets, and necklaces feature a kinetic element of movement, mimicking the
mechanisms involved in navigating farming equipment, gates and chains found on
farm grounds and pastures inviting wearers to engage with my jewellery on a deeper
Using bronze, brass and silver alongside press-forming, 3D Printing, lost-wax casting
and stone setting techniques, my collection showcases a rustic, organic body of
work, featuring sheep’s wool from the farm to create a strong sense of the nostalgia I
associate with these memories. It was important to explore a variety of metals to
present varying finishes to my work.
Ultimately, ‘Rural Reflections’ is more than just jewellery; it’s a testament to the
profound beauty found in the simplicity of rural life and a celebration of the enduring
value of sentimental memories. Each piece serves as a wearable reminder of the
timeless treasures waiting to be discovered in the most unexpected places.

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Glasgow School of Art Exhibition Board

Glasgow School of Art Exhibition Board

Glasgow School of Art Exhibition Board for ‘Rural Reflections’

Exhibition Board

Brooch's, Earrings, Pins, Rings, Bracelet, Fidget Toy
Materials: Silver Bronze Brass Cubic Zirconia Wool