Iona is a silversmith and jeweller, graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2018 and Bishopsland in 2019. Iona's passion for objects, in particular boxes comes from the aspect of discovery that they hold. A box is an object that can fit in the palm of your hand, however once opened it can reveal a sentiment of treasure. In all her work she strives to achieve that compelling feeling that you must pick this object up, a keepsake that demands further exploration. These pieces are made to hold, to use and look from many angles as the design has been considered for both exterior and interior. Iona is drawn to textures and irregular patterns in natural forms from the beaches near her hometown in Scotland. Iona uses the techniques of chasing and repousse, scoring and folding and movement in her work. The jewellery is an abstraction of her larger work, isolating and developing elements from the boxes into a wearable object. Iona has exhibited both nationally and internationally. 

Chasing and repousse masterclass with silversmith Rod Kelly 2019

Exhibitions

Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and Galloway - 24th September to 24th October 2020, current

Open up HammerClub Exhibition, The Netherlands,  2nd February - 30th August 2020

Winter Craft Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham - current

 

Renewal HammerClub Exhibition, Dock Street Studios, Dundee - 1st June to 29th June 2019

 

Summer Craft Collection, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham - 20th April to 31st August 2019

Silver museum in Freiburg, Germany - 27th of June to 6th October 2019

Goldsmiths Hall, Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council Award, London - February 2019

Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham - 2nd March to 13th April 2019

Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018, The Netherlands - December 2018 to February 2019

Goldsmiths Centre, Getting Started, London - December 2018 to January 2019 

New Designers, London - June 2018

Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow - June 2018

Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow - April 2017

Awards

The Eaton Fund Award 2020

Moray Artist Bursary 2019

Highland Visual Arts & Crafts Award Scheme 2019

Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council Award 2019, Bronze award for small works section 

 

Schoonhoven Silver Award 2018, nominated

 

Goldsmiths Bullion Precious Metals Bursary 2018

Press

The Flux Review, Q&A, London (Online), 2020 

https://www.thefluxreview.com/qa-iona-hall/

Elements Artist Blog

https://elementsfestival.co.uk/news/iona-hall

Quarantzine, Gaada. Shetland (Online), 2020

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