Iona McCuaig is a jeweller, artist, researcher and educator. Her work explores the themes of narrative, value and materiality through object making. Historical references are strongly embedded in her practice and are playfully juxtaposed with contemporary observations. This results in a re-appropriation of history, allowing for a commentary of contemporary life often drawing on cultural, social and political influences. Researching topics and uncovering information drives her creative practice as she applies her training as a jeweller alongside mixed media techniques.
Iona has over ten years' teaching experience within the visual arts, teaching in secondary schools, at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is involved with museum and gallery education.