In 2014, following a 15-year career in fashion buying in London, Lisa Crockard made the decision to move back to Scotland to learn a new skill. After completing an HND in Jewellery in 2016, at City of Glasgow College, Lisa set up her studio to produce and create contemporary jewellery from her hometown of Paisley.
Having previously studied textile design at Glasgow School of Art, Lisa has always had a passion for design & a love of beautifully made products. The opportunity during the HND course to use a variety of modern technology along with learning traditional silversmithing techniques means Lisa now uses 3D printing & CAD with old techniques such as the Korean practice of keum boo (which translates as 'attached gold'), reticulation & lost-wax casting to make contemporary, elegant jewellery.
Working mostly in sterling silver, gold & steel with semi-precious stones & minerals such as tourmaline, pearl, onyx & howlite, the aim is to produce elegant pieces that are either easy to wear every day, or intended to make a statement. Lisa designs and makes each component & piece, with the 3D printed steel components being manufactured on behalf of Lisa using specialised equipment in the Netherlands. It was using this process that Lisa won the opportunity to produce the awards given to the winners of the Scottish Album of the Year in 2017.
Using architecture, man-made objects and geometric patterns as her initial source of inspiration mean that Lisa is always developing her series of designs as well as creating bespoke & custom pieces.