Stephen Bottomley



Professor Stephen Bottomley is the Head of the School of Design at Glasgow School of Art. Previously he has led the schools of Jewellery and Fashion and Textiles at Birmingham City University (2017-2021) and department of Jewellery and Silversmithing at Edinburgh College of Art (2008-17), as well as teaching at a range of other Universities for over thirty years.

A contemporary jeweller, his work is in the National Museums of Scotland, the British Museum and the Cominelli Foundation Collection, Italy. His work combines the ancient techniques of jewellery making with evolving and contemporary materials and technologies. Materials include vitreous enamel jewellery combined with metals and other industrial. Inspiration comes from the rhythm and patterns found in oriental motifs and mathematical geometry through layers of embossed repetitive patterns and textures.

Bottomley has curated exhibitions and inter-disciplinary projects in Chicago, Lake Garda, Beijing, Shanghai and Munich. A past chairman of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (2005-07) he was proud to be connected to the AGC when it was founded. Bottomley is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths since 2017.




Love me, Love me not
Brooches, 2021 | Silver, enamel, recycled steel, gold leaf , 4 x 1 cm
More than the sum of its parts
Brooch, 2019 | Nolden Silver and Egyptian paste Photo: Simone Nolden
Brooch, 2018 | Silver, enamel, steel, Egyptian paste, mother-of-pearl. 4.6 x 7.3 x 1.3 cm
Brooches, 2018 | Recycled steel watchbacks, enamel, gold transfer, 3 x 1 cm
Black on Red Traces
Brooch, 2015 | enamel, steel rubber 110 x 95 x 4 mm Photo: Shannon Tofts
Brooches, 2012 Silver and enamel, 50 - 65mm
White Exchanger
Brooch, 2012 | Oxidised silver, enamel, Diamond dust ssteel 50mm
Drape series
2007 | Silver and acrylic, 425mm, Photo Charles Colquhoun
Necklace, 1998 | etched Silver, 300 mm


  • Nome: Stephen Bottomley
  • Città: Glasgow
  • Nazione: Regno Unito
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