My studio is open to the public at certain times and in addition there are regular surprise visits from various groups who are on official tours of the V&A. Today it was a group of museum officials from Taiwan who enjoyed making Edinburgh hallmarks using the two presses that I borrowed from the Museum of Scotland. I thought children would love to press the images of Edinburgh Castle and of a thistle into thin discs of aluminium but I find adults enjoy doing it even more than children.
Author: Dorothy Hogg
Dorothy Hogg is internationally recognised as both an artist jeweller and a teacher of jewellery and silversmithing. She has enjoyed a lifetime of success as a world-renowned maker, and was head of Edinburgh College of Art’s Jewellery and Silversmithing Department for almost 20 years. As well as maintaining her own creative practice she also curates exhibitions, sits on educational and craft boards, and promotes Scottish Jewellery across the world. Dorothy was Artist in Residence at the V&A between July and December 2008.More posts by Dorothy Hogg
Artists in Residence at the V&A
With an exciting and ever-changing programme of artists and designers, there’s never a dull moment in our residency studios. We will give you an exclusive look into what it’s like to be in residence at the world’s leading museum of art and design.
We have a thriving and exciting programme of artists in residence here at the Museum, with at least two practitioners inhabiting our studios at any given time.
Here we show the process of being an artist or designer in residence here at the V&A, with behind-the-scenes insights and stories from Residency Co-ordinator, Laura Carderera, and the artists themselves.