December Update

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.

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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


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. “

'Takes on Thomson'

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.