Hamilton and Inches has announced the launch of The Flourish Jewellery Project which will be in exhibition from 22 until 25 January 2022 at Custom House in Leith.
The project is in partnership with North Edinburgh Arts and Four-Square’s Womanzone as well as jewellery artists, Lisa Arnott and Jessica Howarth.
It aims to enable women who are recovering from trauma from domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, social isolation, and economic hardship the chance to develop new skills in jewellery design and making.
Working with a variety of organisations who support women, both Arnott and Howarth created a series of outreach jewellery sessions introducing and enabling the women to make rings, pendants and bangles from silver.
The women from the project have now produced a small collection of silver jewellery which will be on display.
Arnott and Howarth said: “We were both delighted to have received funding from Creative Scotland for the Flourish Jewellery Project.
“By working in partnership with Foursquare’s Women Zone project and North Edinburgh Arts in Muirhouse we have been providing jewellery making opportunities for women from across the city. This project has enabled women who have experienced trauma, social isolation and/or economic challenges to develop traditional jewellery making skills.”