Craig Stuart graduated in 1998 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, having returned to college as a mature student after many years working as a jewellery maker.
At his gallery/workshop in Dunkeld, Perthshire, which he opened in 2001, Craig specialises in making precious metal mokume gane. The name mokume gane literally translates as 'wood grain metal'. It involves layering contrasting metals and subjecting them to ferocious heat. Once the metals are bonded they act as one and, as they are forged and filed into shape, the contrasting layers of the metals are revealed creating fantastic surface patterns which look like wood grain. Craig currently makes mokume gane using combinations of 18 carat white and yellow gold, platinum, 22 carat gold and silver. He is the only jeweller in Britain who specialises in this technique using exclusively precious metals.
Craig's jewellery designs are bold, clean and have a simplicity of form which belies the complexity of their production. Much of his work features diamonds and coloured precious gem stones. Craig's work is sold exclusively through his workshop where an extensive range of his jewellery can be viewed and individual commissions undertaken.
Year Established: 1985