APPIN & THIRD
Appin & Third was founded by Rae in January 2017. She spent four years studying silversmithing and jewellery whilst exploring, creating and experimenting to build a solid design base. Her gorgeous contemporary piece are all handmade in her studio in Leith, making them as unique as you are.
Check out Rae's gorgeous work over on her website.
What’s your background? What drew you to Jewellery?
My background is jewellery ha! I started in night classes, did my HND then moved on to The Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2016. I started out just by trying something I thought could be enjoyable, it’s basically life now.
You launched Appin and Third in April 2017. How did it feel to take the leap and branch out on your own?
Majorly scary. It still is. I’ve realised it’s all about learning on the job, its exciting.
Your designs are gorgeous. I love the simplicity. What’s the inspiration behind your pieces?
My process is inspired by recycling, I cast the majority of my work in plastic packaging, with the idea of turning something typically discarded into a piece that can be treasured.
What’s your jewellery philosophy?
That jewellery can be anything? It’s more about the idea behind what you are wearing, the conceptual value it has.
What’s your most treasured piece from your own personal pieces?
My engagement ring, it’s a vintage piece we chose together.
What's your vision for the future of Appin and Third?
To keep developing and pushing the ideas of what is precious, to highlight the beauty in the everyday.
Rae is joining us at our first ever Noisy Girls Club, selling her gorgeous pieces and doing some demos to give us an insight into her processes on September 30 in Edinburgh. Get your tickets here.