Ten Top Graduates Test Their Talents

15th Nov - 27th Jan 2019

Sandra Zinkute

Sandra Zinkute

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I am an artist, maker and designer who started her journey in childhood and kept it going for many years. My first touch with contemporary jewellery and art was in Spain at Salvador Dali museum where I stood in awe from one of the greatest artists works. Later on my journey went from being inspired to making and learning in Lithuania fine arts, drawing, painting and sculpture for many years. I was always intrigued by otherness and odd things, so I decided to study abroad and learn more about different cultures and lifestyles. Therefore I choose Glasgow School of Art as I was really inspired by their artistic approach to a craft like jewellery.

Exhibitions and publications
2019 – My work will be featured in ‘Ludviglook’ magazine and catalogue which will be distributed in Berlin, Milan, London, Amsterdam and Paris Fashion Weeks.

2018 November - Kath Libbert Jewellery gallery in Saltaire ‘New Graduate Exhibition’
2018 September and onwards – my work will be exhibited in Gill Wing Jewellery Gallery
2018 August – September -The Workshop gallery in Lewes ‘The Artwave’ exhibition
2018 August – my ‘Curiosity’ jewellery collection is published in ‘The Graduate Magazine’

2018 June – Glasgow School of Art Degree Show
2018 June – ‘New Designers’ exhibition in London
2017 January – duo exhibition at Six Foot Gallery in London together with Paulina Knapik
2015 April – exhibition in our university space called ‘100 Paces’ Glasgow
2014 June – July – personal artwork exhibition in Palanga, Lithuania library space.

BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery Design
September 2014 - June 2018 | Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
From the foundation of design and material culture studies, I have developed an understanding and gained insight of industry standard creative processes.
I immersed myself in a variety of short projects which strengthened my time management and decision making skills.
Also, my skills improved in traditional jewellery making, ranging from silver and gold metal working to 3D printing and modelling.

Secondary and Fine Arts Education
September 2002 - June 2014 | Eduardas Balsys Gymnasium of Fine Arts, Klaipėda
In the discipline of traditional arts such as classical sculpture, painting, and drawing, I developed my interests and working processes.
I became multilingual here which helped when moving country to further my education.

Senior Arts Secondary (Hons)
September 2008 - July 2013 | Adomas Brakas School of Art, Klaipėda
I attended a full-time course to deepen my knowledge of design and art history.
I was involved in projects about the development of Lithuanian cities` cultural life and environments.
Graduated with exemplary grades and completed an extra course of design spanning a year whilst collaborating with Pranas Domšaitis museum and KKKC Exhibition Hall in Klaipėda.

THE PLAYGROUND - Ten Top Graduates Test Their Talents: Ailsa Morrant, Glasgow School of Art; Naia Conde, University of the Creative Arts, Rochester; Rebekah Wilson, Ulster University; Sandra Zinkute, Glasgow School of Art;
Sam Phelps
, Staffordshire University; Xiaoyu Guan, Central Saint Martins; Rebecca Gee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design; Shona Dobie, Glasgow School of Art; Claire Mclean, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design; Rebecca Ridley, Nottingham Trent University.