Judy McCaig: Gold and Black Grasses Pin


Judy McCaig

Gold and black grasses pin


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Judy McCaig Gold and black grasses pin has one of her delightful poetic images etched onto it. It is angled at one end and we see grasses and reeds etched onto it.

Judy works with complex and innovative techniques. For the brooches and pins in our current stock she has layered the reliefs. She makes them from brass, tombac and d bond, then etches their imagery in gold leaf. Tombac is a brass alloy. D-bond is a specialist exhibition panel material. It is a sandwich of two sheets of aluminium with a polythene interior.

Her images have such clarity and charm, it is easy to miss all this kind of detail. Yet, it is easy to see just how much more highly sophisticated and complex this all makes her work.

About the artist

Judy McCaig is a Scottish jeweller, printmaker and painter, who since 1991 has lived and worked in Barcelona. Born in Edinburgh, she studied art and jewellery at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art, Dundee from 1975-79.

In 1980 she gained a post- graduate degree in Dundee specialising in jewellery and photography. She then won a Scottish Education Department Major Travel Scholarship to study Native American Indian history/culture in the USA.

From 1980-83 she studied for a Master of Arts at The Royal College of Art, London after which she travelled extensively in Egypt and Europe. On her return to London in 1984, she studied printmaking for three years and set up a workshop at 4011⁄2 Studios. In 1989 she visited Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.

From 2000 until the present day she has been teaching at the Massana School of Art in Barcelona and since 2009 at Taller Perill, Barcelona. also acting as visiting lecturer in the USA, Germany, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Canada, Chile and Argentina.  

Naomi Langford