My Story

My name is Chloe Henderson.​ I am an Edinburgh-based interdisciplinary artist.

 

I a graduate of the Birmingham School of Jewellery with a Master of Arts Degree with Distinction in Jewellery and Related Products.​ I previously trained as a jeweller at The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, and graduated with a Bachelors of Design Honours in 2014.

The work that I developed throughout my MA centred around expanding the jewellery object to create Chimeric human-animal hybrid costumes on a large scale. I became enamoured with the medium of film, and combined these pieces with their human actors to form characters who captured ridiculous, surreal, fantastical stories that were told through filmed mockumentaries.

I am currently working on my next film...

I am greatly inspired by nerd culture, the human condition, mythological creatures, and anything a little bit fantastical. As well as being a jeweller, and filmmaker, I also create illustrative drawings. My illustrations are highly patterned, and feature subjects from portraiture, to faerytales, to the natural world.

In my spare time I tame unicorns and swim with mermaids.

 
Awards

 

2015 Light Space & Time "Seascapes" Special Recognition Award

 

2015 Saul Bell Design Awards Emerging Artists Finalist

 

2010 Ian Cook Photography Award

 
Exhibitions

14th-17th March 2019 Oscillations Exhibition at McArthur & McArthur Studios, Munich as a part of Munich Jewellery Week 

 

4th-10th September 2018 Oscillations Exhibition at The Birmingham School of Art

 

20th-30th April 2018 MAction at The Birmingham School of Jewellery

17th May 2017 ‘100 years of OUI’ exhibition at Kimberly Clark

 

4th-9th March 2016 Where Our Minds Are Now: IWD Exhibition at Tin Roof Collective, Dundee
 

11th October 2014 Dundee Wearable Arts

 

25th- 28th June 2014 New Designers 2014

 

16th 24th May 2014 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design 2014 Degree Show

 

14th February 2014 Valentine's In the Corridor at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

26th April 2012 "In the Corridor" A Jewellery and Metal Design Exhibition at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

 

June 2010 George Watson's College Final Year's Work Exhibition

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Education & Experience

 

August 2019 Fringe Festival Street Team Member at Doodlebug Productions, Edinburgh

 

October 2018 - Present Independent blogger at In My Teacup Today and Fluffy Jellyfish

March 2019 - July 2019 Animal Care Volunteer at The Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, Birmingham

 

October 2018 - April 2019 Music Supervisor for the production of film Crooked Frames by The Thief of Brisco, Edinburgh

September 2017 - January 2019 Studied Jewellery and Related Products Masters at The Birmingham School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University

 

September 2017 - January 2019 Studied Bachelors of Design Jewellery and Related Products at The Birmingham School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University

 

April 2017 - August 2017 Artist's Assistant with Chloe's Cabinets

 

March 2016 - March 2017 Jewellery Sales Assistant at Celtic Design Scotland

 

August 2015 - January 2017 Voluntary work with The Citizen's Advice Bureau, Edinburgh. Two days per week working with Dunedin Canmore Housing association in administration.

 

December 2014 - December 2015 Research based Internship at Patience Jewellery, Edinburgh

September 2014 - August 2017 Workshop based practice at The Precious Metals Workshop, Edinburgh

 

June 2011 - August 2014 Shop Assistant and product constructor at Candy Cupcake, Edinburgh

 

September 2010 - June 2014 Studied Jewellery and Metal Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee

 

August 1997 - June 2010 Schooled at George Watson's College, Edinburgh

 
Professional Development

 

2010 - Ongoing Website development, social media maintenance, and create blogging content for my artist's brand Chloe Henderson

July 2018 - March 2019 Oscillations Exhibition Social Media Manager

March 2018 Plastic Poems Workshop with Denise Reytan

 

June 2015 Voyaged on an artist's residency with The Clipperton Project to the Faroe Islands

December 2013 - June 2014 JMD14 Exhibition Social Media Manager

 

July 2014 New Designers Exhibitor

 

February 2013 Young Innovators Challenge - Scottish Institute for Enterprise

 

July 2012 Leith School of Art Jewellery Summer School

 

November 2011 Student Designer - Business: Designed