Christina Hirst is a jewellery designer maker based in Edinburgh. She trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) gaining a Master of Design by research, for a study of the then new material, Precious Metal Clay. For the last 10 years she has taught on the Jewellery and Metal Design degree course at DJCAD.
Describe your approach to teaching:
My approach to teaching is to encourage students to have fun, identify what inspires them, focus on their strengths and develop their own unique style.
What inspires your work?
My jewellery is inspired by nature, I aim to capture natural texture and form in metal. Some pieces are lifelike representations and others have a more fantastical quality.