Finlay Grant

Published: 11.11.2021
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My name is Finlay Grant, I’m a jewellery designer currently based in Dundee, Scotland and recently graduated from Dundee University. The main sources I reference in my work are architecture, geometry and colour. I take these sources and draw extensively from them, coming up with drawings, developing and simplifying them into designs. This process of drawing is crucial to my work and informs almost all of my designs. My most recent practice centers mostly around resin with the use of bright crisp saturated colours but I have plans of expanding my practice into metal and other alternative materials.
Finlay Grant is a Scottish jewellery artist who has produced a collection of vibrant brooches and neckpieces using coloured resin. The source material that influences Finlay’s work is diverse and can come from all walks of life, although there are a number of recurring themes in his work that stem from his longstanding interest in architecture, geometry, and colour.
As a competitive swimmer, and more recently as a lifeguard, Finlay has spent a lot of time in and around swimming pools and decided to investigate the structure and fabric of this unique environment for his Honours year project, ‘SPLASH’. Finlay was particularly drawn to the distinctive patterns created by the tiles that line the pool and the geometric distortion that takes place when light travels through the moving water.
The process of making always starts with an extensive period of drawing, from both primary and secondary sources. Finlay’s ideas are developed from this relentless need to draw, to visualise his thought processes. This often involves moving away from the source and allowing his drawing to direct and inform new ideas and methods of making.

In ‘SPLASH', Finlay dissects and reconstructs the form of each piece, resulting in a simplification and abstraction that conveys a feeling of translucence, depth, and fluidity.

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Exhibition  29 Aug 2021 - 30 Oct 2021  35th Marzee International Graduate Show.