Beautiful images from last Saturday’s Herald Magazine editorial shoot - styled by Carmen Haigh.
Sundae Girl, The Saturday Herald Magazine, Saturday 26th January 2019
Model - Neve Caffrey at Model Team
Photography - Kirsty Anderson
Styling - Carmen Haigh
Make up & hair - Ainslie Currie
Fashion assistant - Gemma Meek
Location - Eden Locke, Edinburgh
An update of what’s happening in December!
I’m pleased to share 2 new pieces as part of my current collection - ‘Squiggle’ and ‘Meandros’ silver rings - inspired by architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. An extension of a project from last year (‘Takes On Thomson’ 2017) each one is inspired by two linear motifs widely recognised across the his work.
25% of profits from each sale will be donated to Guy’s Cancer Centre, London, in memory of my father Gavin Stamp.
POP-UPS & MARKETS
Mount Florida Christmas Design Market | Glasgow | 2nd December 11am - 6pm | More info
Grey Wolf Christmas Sale | Glasgow | Thursday 6 December 4 - 8pm | More info
Local Heroes x Hill Street Design House - A Very Contemporary Christmas | Edinburgh | 1 - 8 December (various opening times) | More info
LAST DATES FOR CHRISTMAS
This year the cut-off for orders guaranteed in time for Christmas is Monday 17 December at 12pm (UK only). All orders are posted Special Delivery.
After this, the online shop will be closed until Monday 3rd January.
Recently I was featured in the beautiful new book ‘The Art of Coorie’ by Times journalist Gabriella Bennett. Well worth a read - and would also make a wonderful gift…!
“Coorie – or còsagach in Gaelic – is the Scottish version of hygge. In The Art Of Coorie, Times journalist Gabriella Bennett explores what coorie is and how it has helped nurture the astonishing creativity that Scotland is famed for, despite an often harsh and unforgiving climate. “
28 July — 12 August 2018
58 Albion Street, Glasgow
I was delighted to be commissioned by Local Heroes to create a set of lapel pins and statement earrings for the upcoming 'Made in Glasgow' exhibition, opening at the end of July. I've long admired Local Heroes and it's a real pleasure to take part alongside an array of other excellent Glasgow based designers.
Local Heroes in partnership with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce brings together a selection of the city’s leading designers for a public exhibition to coincide with the hosting of the Berlin / Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
"Cecilia Stamp’s candy coloured, powder coated lapel pins and earrings take their inspiration from Glasgow’s subway system - the third oldest underground system in the world. Cecilia utilises the industrial technique of powder-coating to bring her nuanced flair for colour to the pieces and to reflect the aesthetics of industry and transport at the heart of her commission. Wearers can combine the three complementary colourways of yellow, pink and blue with Cecilia’s lapel pins and earrings. “Consisting of only a circular line, the Subway network faithfully serves Glaswegians and tourists alike and is a part of everyday life. I wanted to use the language of industry to create a wearable accessible jewellery collection that acts as a souvenir of the city”"
This year is already flying in and I haven't had a chance to update much news on here, apologies!
I was delighted to be asked to loan some pieces for a gorgeous shoot this month for one of Glasgow's newest wedding venues, The Engine Works. Such a wonderful space, as you'll see! Styled by Fin Flükra and photographed by the lovely Fotomaki girls, I was alongside a host of talented suppliers. A few minimal gold pieces were chosen to complete their look; thanks for having me!
You can see the full feature on the Scottish Wedding Directory here.
I can't believe 2017 is almost over! Which means that Christmas is just around the corner..
If you're in Glasgow and looking for a spot of excellent, curated Christmas gifts, head along to the Grey Wolf Sale on Thursday 9th December between 4 - 8pm. This annual event, now in its fourth year, consistently includes some wonderful designers and makers including Laura Spring Textiles, Object Company, Hilary Grant Knitwear, Garnet McCulloch ceramics and many more TBA. I'll be there too, so it's the perfect opportunity to pick up some beautifully crafted gifts. Catherine from Object Company and I will also be launching another exclusive collaboration range on the night!
The lovely Bear Sign will also be on hand for all your sweet treat needs, and (my favourite) mulled wine will be flowing!
Find out more on the event page. You can find Grey Wolf Studios just behind the Whisky Bond: 131 Craighall Road, G4 9TN.
Last Christmas Posting Dates:
If you can't make it, there's plenty of time to order online and receive your order by post. See below for a list of last posting dates. You can order up until 5pm that day (with the exception of UK orders on 21st December at 12pm). All orders are sent securely and quickly using Royal Mail Special Delivery, and if you're local, you can always purchase online and collect instead.
Australia, Greece New Zealand - 8 December
Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland - 12 December
Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA - 13 December
Austria, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland - 14 December
Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg - 15 December
UK - 18 December 12pm
Thanks for reading!
Last month I visited Japan for the first time, and it ended up being a bit of a research trip as well as a holiday! I stayed in Tokyo before visiting Hakone, Kyoto and Osaka on the Shinkansen. It was such a wonderful trip and I came across so many interesting and beautiful things, so I thought I'd share a small selection of snaps of places and things that caught my eye.
To celebrate the launch of my new Populuxe Collection, there will be an opening on Wednesday 4th October at Mount Florida Studios, 37 Clincart Road, Glasgow, G42 9DZ, from 5 - 7pm.
Inspired by the futuristic design style and consumer culture of the late 50s and early 60s, the collection combines precious metals with pastel colours and synthetic materials.
As well as showcasing the new pieces which will be available for pre-order, there will be doughnuts courtesy of Bear Sign and plenty of beer from Brew Dog.
Hope to see some of you there. If you can't make it, the full collection will be available to purchase online from the 5th of October.
Thanks for reading!
Recently the Alexander 'Greek' Thomson Society got in touch to ask if I'd submit a piece for their 'Takes on Thomson' 2017 project, to mark the bicentenary year of the architect’s birth.
For the last year, the society has been making plans for a yearlong celebration of the life and work of Alexander Thomson in Glasgow. As 2017 marks the bicentenary year of the architect’s birth, they hope to engage people in an appreciation and discussion of his buildings, surviving and lost, and to commemorate the different ways people experience and acknowledge Thomson’s architecture.
I was delighted to be asked to participate - not only to celebrate and be inspired by this visionary architect - but for more personal reasons. I was brought up in 1 Moray Place, Strathbungo, a house which Thomson built and lived in himself. My family moved to Glasgow from London when I was young (my dad Gavin Stamp taught history of architecture at the Mackintosh School at the Glasgow School of Art, hence the move). He founded the Thomson Society in 1991, and it's been very much a large part of my upbringing.
I have always been drawn to the linear, decorative elements to Thomson's work and chose to focus on these for my submission. I designed a pair of rings which isolated two motifs which are widely recognisable and used in his work and gave them a different context.
These pieces are my first venture into 3D printing, which allowed me to achieve concise and crisp lines from the process. Each ring is cast in metallic plastic, making them lightweight, flexible yet durable.
These limited edition rings are available in the online shop for the duration of the project.
You can follow the rest of the 'Takes on Thomson' 2017 project on the Thomson Society's website. The full project will be exhibited and catalogued in 2018.
This year I'm really pleased to be teaching with the Central Scotland School of Jewellery! This tiny school operates in Dunblane, led by jeweller Jo Pudelko. A range of beginner classes run weekly as well as one-off weekend workshops. A range of skills from basic metalwork and soldering techniques are taught, as well as more specialist processes.
In other news, due to the rise in cost of raw materials this year, the price of my work has had to increase. I hope you understand and I thank every customer and follower for your continued support!
The JUST A CARD campaign aims to encourage people to buy from Designer/Makers and Independent Galleries and Shops by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even 'just a card' are so vital to the prosperity and survival of small businesses.
The campaign came about when Artist & Designer Sarah Hamilton saw the quote "If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery had bought 'just a card' we'd still be open" by store keepers who'd recently closed their gallery. This prompted a call to action! Designer/Makers and independent shops and galleries need a voice. People seldom realise the considerable costs involved in exhibiting at design shows or keeping a shop open. Stand fees, power, materials, wages etc need to be met before even a penny of profit can be realised. Running a shop is often a labour of love. Without dedication and passion, and crucially sales, it would be another boarded up eyesore.
A round-up of the upcoming markets and events I'll be taking part in over the next couple of months!Read More