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About Ruth Leslie

Ruth has been designing and making playful, sculptural jewellery since 2015.


Her eponymous jewellery collection is made by hand using recycled silver and gold and is inspired by both the subtle details within fabrics as well as the intricate constructions within textile machinery.


Her collection comprises of clean, elegant structures that stand on their own as well as showcasing her signature twisted-wire details. Ruth finely twists wire using an old-fashioned hand drill which is then cut and wrapped around frames to create tactile, refined forms – like dangling architecture. These are bold yet classic designs that transcend seasons and trends.


Each piece is handmade by Ruth in her Edinburgh studio and currently made-to-order.


2011 – 2015 – The Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Design, Silversmithing & Jewellery

Further Training 2015 – 2016 – Artist in Residence, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

2017 – Hothouse, Crafts Council Talent Development Programme, Great Britain


2012 – BAMS Student Medal Project, Grand First Prize

2013 – The British Academy Medal Design

2017 – Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards, Creative Scotland & The City of Edinburgh Council Grant

2019 – Goldsmiths’ Fair Graduate Bursary


2015 – Degree Show, The Glasgow School of Art

2015 – New Designers, Business Design Centre, London

2015 – Premio Fondazione Cominelli,, Cominelli Foundation, Lake Garda, Italy

2015 – Elements Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold, The Glasgow School of Art display, Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh

2015 – Winter Showcase, Gill Wing Jewellery, London

2016 – Next Generation, Solo Show, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2016 – A-i-R at the Tent, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

2017 – 175th Birthday Exhibition, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2017 – Black & Gold, Roger Bilcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

2017 – Beyond the Blue, Gill Wing Jewellery, London

2017 – Craft Scotland Summer Show, White Stuff, Edinburgh

2017 – Excursions, Custom Lane, Edinburgh

2017 – Chain Reaction, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2017 – Winter Showcase, Clifton Rocks Jewellery, Bristol

2017 – Winter Design Collection, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

2018 – Collect, Scotland: Craft & Design, Saatchi Gallery, London

2018 – Just Lines, Solo Show, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

2018 – NEXUS: Meetings at the Edge, Kirkcaldy Galleries, Fife & Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales

2018 – RELIC, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

2018/19 – Working Title, Custom Lane, Edinburgh

2019 – Collect, Scotland: Craft & Design, Saatchi Gallery, London

2019 – Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London

2019 – Elements Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold, Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh

2020 – MAD About Jewelry, Museum of Art & Design, New York, digital version

2020 – Goldsmiths Fair’, digital version

2020 – Elements Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold, digital version

2020 – Still Lifes: Scottish Jewellery at NYC Jewellery Week, digital version

2021 – Goldsmiths’ Fair, Goldsmiths Hall, London

2021 - Elements Festival of Jewellery, Silver & Gold, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

2022 – Silver Threads, Solo Show, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh


2018 – Isabelle Fox Pop-Up Shop, Shoreditch, London


2018 – The Art Friends of St Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh

2019 – Elements at Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

2019 – Goldsmiths’ Fair Christmas Pop-Up, Savile Club, London

2020 – Aune Pop-Up Concept Store, Circular Vision, London

Press 2017 – The Times, Made in Scotland, Aug 18th

2017 – Sunday Herald, Why Scotland is in the grip of the ‘Etsy’ Revolution’, Karin Goodwin, Aug 20th

2018 – The Skinny, Beauty & Balance Part Two, Stacey Hunter January Issue

2020 – British Vogue, online, A Sneak Peek At The Uber-Talented

British Jewellers Not To Be Missed At This Year’s Goldsmiths' Fair, Rachel Garrahan, 24th September

2021 – Elle Singapore, online, The Edinburgh Indie Jewellery Brand Sculpting Contemporary Pieces from Recycled Silver, August 2nd

2021 – Forbes, online, Independent Jewelers: 10 Top Names to Know at The Goldsmiths’ Fair, Kate Matthams, Septemer 22nd

2021 – British Vogue, online, The Best Gold Jewellery Under £300, Alice Cary, September

2021 – Retail Jeweller, The December Edit, December

2022 – The Sunday Times Style, Wardrobe Mistress, The cult jewellery brands fashion editors love, Jane McFarland, December 17th

2022 – Vogue Mexico, Millie Bobby Brown cover shoot, June