JUDY McCAIG

Judy McCaig is a Scottish jeweller, printmaker and painter who since 1991 lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.
 
Born in Edinburgh, she studied art and jewellery at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art, Dundee, Scotland from 1975-79. In 1980, she post-graduated one year specialising in jewellery and photography. On the same year, she was awarded The Scottish Education Department Major Travel Scholarship. From 1980-83 she studied Master of Arts (M.A.) at The Royal College of Art in London. She travelled extensively in Europe after finishing college and on her return to London, studied printmaking for three years and set up studio there.
Since 2001 until present she has taught at the Massana School of Art in Barcelona and since 2009 at Taller Perill, Barcelona, also acting as visiting lecturer in Schools in USA, Germany, Portugal and Scotland, Spain, Chile, Argentina and Canada.
 
Her work is part of many public and private collections and has been shown extensively at galleries and museums around the world. She notably participated in some pioneering exhibitions such as Jewellery Moves at the National Museum of Scotland.

STATEMENT

As my work has, so has my working process changed through the years. Previous work reflected the past, ancient cultures, history and future unknown. I used to transform my sketches drawn from life, from traveling, during museums visits, from nature, into exact drawings for a piece and try to reproduce it in silver and different coloured golds. Now a lot of the work goes on in my head beforehand. I solve technical solutions, work out ideas, and consider the elements I want to use. I like to let ideas filter through and hope that I manage to convey an essence of my experiences and feelings. The work evokes a different atmosphere...lighter, timeless, ephemeral.