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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A Dundee
Scottish Design Galleries, V&A Dundee

Ring

2015 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Andrew Lamb studied at Edinburgh College of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London, developing distinctive techniques with coloured metals and with wire which are both highly innovative and highly exacting. His designs are particularly inspired by microscopic patterns of the natural world, by illusion and optical effects: pieces such as the lenticular ring are designed to create the impression of shifting shapes, colours and textures when worn on the moving body and when the eye moves over them.



object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Yellow and white gold
Brief Description
'Lenticular' ring, yellow and white gold, designed and made by Andrew Lamb, Scotland 2015
Physical Description
Curved gold band, the surface a mass of tiny loops which are yellow gold on one side and white gold on the other. As the ring moves the surface appears to change colour.
Dimensions
  • Height: 8mm
  • Diameter: 22mm
Marks and Inscriptions
ADL and Edinburgh 2015 hallmarks for 18 carat gold on the inside of the band
Object history
The ring was commissioned for the exhibition 'A Sense of Jewellery' at the Goldsmiths' Centre, Clerkenwell, London, 15 September to 19 November 2015, by the exhibition's curators Amanda Game and Dorothy Hogg.
Summary
Andrew Lamb studied at Edinburgh College of Art and at the Royal College of Art in London, developing distinctive techniques with coloured metals and with wire which are both highly innovative and highly exacting. His designs are particularly inspired by microscopic patterns of the natural world, by illusion and optical effects: pieces such as the lenticular ring are designed to create the impression of shifting shapes, colours and textures when worn on the moving body and when the eye moves over them.



Collection
Accession Number
M.33-2017

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record createdJuly 12, 2017
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