Iona is a silversmith and jeweller, graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2018 and Bishopsland in 2019. Iona’s passion for objects, in particular boxes comes from the aspect of discovery that they hold. A box is an object that can fit in the palm of your hand, however once opened it can reveal a sentiment of treasure.
In all her work she strives to achieve that compelling feeling that you must pick this object up, a keepsake that demands further exploration. These pieces are made to hold, to use and look from many angles as the design has been considered for both exterior and interior.
Iona is drawn to textures and irregular patterns in natural forms from the beaches near her hometown in Scotland. Iona uses the techniques of chasing and repousse, scoring and folding and movement in her work. The jewellery is an abstraction of her larger work, isolating and developing elements from the boxes into a wearable object. Iona has exhibited both nationally and internationally.