Nuala Jamison

Accessories designer best known for her work in plastics and perspex



Born in Co Antrim in 1948, Nuala Jamison studied jewellery design at the Central School of Art and Design from 1969 to 1972, then joined Goldsmiths’ Hall graduate training scheme in 1972.

She was part of the ‘New Jewellery Movement’ between the mid 1970s and the late 1980s, which has also been referred to as ‘body sculpture’ or ‘wearable art’.

Jamison has developed shapes and forms that explore polished and frosted acrylic, joined with silver or gold. For many years she designed jewellery and very distinctive buttons for Jean Muir’s collections.

Jamison’s latest exhibitions include Funky Stuff at Rufford Crafts Centre, Nottingham, in 2000, and Jewellery by the Top Ten at the Contemporary Applied Arts, London, in 2001.

Her public collections are held in the Ulster Museum, the Royal Museum of Scotland, and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.