A high level of
is involved in making Zoe’s creations!
Zoe Davidson draws much of the inspiration for her unique jewellery from Orkney’s seas, coastlines and rich history. She designs and makes all her pieces, mixing traditional silversmithing techniques with more unusual processes, including fold-forming and anti-clastic raising.
Zoe graduated in Jewellery & Metal Design from Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2013. She then undertook internships with Amsterdam fashion designer, Iris Van Herpen, and Plockton-based jeweller, Gilly Langton, before working with two Orkney based jewellery companies.
After launching her own business in 2016, back home in Stromness, Zoe was selected to show works alongside fashion-guru, Gok Wan. More recently, Zoe was asked to design a special collection to commemorate 150 years of the RNLI in Orkney, with 10 per cent of the proceeds from the sales of this Saltaire range donated to the charity.
In 2018, Zoe’s jewellery was chosen for sale within Edinburgh Castle, reflecting the quality and intricacy of her work, and is now, as of January 2019, on display in Skara Brae’s visitor centre, Orkney.
As well as working on the development of her innovative core collections, Zoe also creates bespoke jewellery, including engagement and wedding rings, and stunning one-off pieces.
AWARDS AND GRANTS ACHIEVED
Business Gateway Start-Up Grant
Visual Arts & Development Grant
Princes Trust ‘Will It Work’ Grant
Flexible Business Development Grant
Bronze in Scotland’s Trade Fair Best Product Award
Nominated for 30 Under 30 Rising Star Awards in Retail Jeweller
Shortlisted for Best Self-employed Small Business Owner for the Small Awards 2019
A high level of craftmanship is involved in making Zoe’s creations, with traditional silversmithing techniques such as fold-forming and anti-clastic raising. She personally designs and makes all her pieces so making every work utterly unique and special.