“The scope of her professional career has ranged from the design of costume jewelry for major European accessory houses to the design of fine jewelry incorporating precious stones for the finest jewelry stores in the United States. “
Dorothy Campbell spent her early years growing up on a tea plantation in northern India and returned to Scotland to resume her education in 1956. She attended Edinburgh College of Fine Arts from 1964-1966. In her first year, she won the prestigious Student’s Award in Sculpture and discovered the joy of working with precious metals.
In 1966, she transferred to the Hormsey College of Arts in London in order to study contemporary jewelry design under the renowned artist-jeweler, Gerda Flockinger. She graduated in art-design and was inscribed into the Royal Society of Industrial Artists and Designers.
Upon leaving college she exhibited at The Craft Center located on Erlham Street in London and was the resident designer for Coro-Craft, a prestigious jewelry designer of the time.
In 1970, she was selected by Goldsmith’s Hall, London, to be the representative British designer in the United States. Her duties included showcasing her own as well as the best British talent of the day.
The scope of her professional career has ranged from the design of costume jewelry for major European accessory houses to the design of fine jewelry incorporating precious stones for the finest jewelry stores in the United States. Her vast experience in the jewelry field led to academia as an instructor of silversmithing and contemporary design.
Dorothy caters to an exclusive international clientele who enjoy and appreciate unique and original art wearable art. Her jewelry has been widely exhibited in the most prestigious galleries throughout the country. Her work embraces both the sculptured simplicity and the raw power of Mapuche and Inca jewelry of South America. This blending of divergent influences combines to produce a stunningly unique collection of primer accessories.