Genna is a Scottish jewellery designer who graduated in 2006 with BDes (Hons) Jewellery & Metal Design from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. She has been designing and making bespoke jewellery since 1999.
Genna is passionate about designing and making jewellery and thrives to produce bespoke, superbly produced handcrafted pieces. As jewellery has a personal and sentimental value she loves taking on commissions or she can give new life to an old piece of jewellery using your own ideas.
One of Genna’s designs The Labyrinth Neckpiece attracted a Precious Metal Bursary Award from the Goldsmith’s Company in 2006. More recently it came 3rd in the Jolomo Craft and Design Awards and won the Dundee Craft Makers Award 2011.
Architecture is a major influence in her work which inspires both geometric forms and organic sculptures. Movement is also a prominent force where rare coloured stones can be moved along the labyrinths of her work. Genna’s pieces are tactile, playful and sculptural. Natural rock formations influence the texture and layering of many of her designs. The Scottish landscape has influenced some of the curves and shapes of pendants.
Genna enjoys working with precious metals such as silver and gold and loves using unusually shaped stones and setting them in innovative ways into many of her one-off pieces. However, she also experiments in incorporating non-precious materials such as plastics; glass and resins too.
Genna creates innovative designs by adjusting them to suit the needs of her clients, every piece is unique. She is constantly challenging the boundaries of jewellery design, producing both one-off and commercial pieces.