Islay Taylor
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  • Providence, RI
  • United States
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Providence, RI
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Independent designer, gallery director, educator
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I create one of a kind works for sale at museums and galleries. I also teach jewelry classes at a local university and act as gallery director at a non-profit fine art gallery. Clearly, there aren't enough hours in the day!
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At 12:11pm on May 17, 2011, Miriam Rowe said…

Hi Islay,

I'm curating an online exhibition called "Piece Progressions" and would love for you to be a part of it. I think your varied materials would add something really unique to the show. You can see details of the exhibition here:

If you have any questions feel free to contact me; it would be great to have you as part of the exhibition!

At 10:04am on October 6, 2010, Lynette Andreasen said…
Thanks Islay! I love your blog too!
At 4:39pm on October 4, 2010, The Justified Sinner said…
I bought the oak brooch for a very specific piece but it has turned out to be too big! Who can say where it will lead...
At 3:43pm on October 3, 2010, The Justified Sinner said…

I spoke to Simon and his mum at the weekend. He was delighted with the coverage you gave him on your blog and said to thank you very much.
I bought a Victorian bog-oak brooch from him, to be incorporated into something of my own, no doubt.
At 7:03am on September 22, 2010, Natalie Smith said…
Thank you so much for your kind comment. I'm glad that you like them!!
At 9:38pm on March 15, 2010, Andrea G. Miller said…
You commented a while ago about my necklace - I made it last spring. Thanks for looking!
At 10:05pm on August 25, 2009, Stevie B. said…
I have seen the new EIP, but only a quick glance. I've been letting all the publications pile up for the last 4 months...Don't know why...Too much internet? I will get to them eventually.

I did notice a few familiar names from this site so I'll need to look at the EIP soon and send congratulations :)

Thanks---about the color :) I use it when I think it's needed. My mind has been trying to lure me into a 1 or 2 color thing...Silly mind.
At 9:09am on August 25, 2009, Laura Flavin said…
what wonderful jewelry you have created, truly inspiring.
At 10:48am on August 24, 2009, Stevie B. said…
I'll never look at a bicycle inner tube or auto body shop the same way again.

Really enjoy all of your work, and the horse hair mourning necklace looks great!
At 4:15pm on August 19, 2009, 2Roses said…
We we are really impressed with the range and rich vocabulary of your work. You do a lot of things really well and have an extraordinary sense of design.

Islay Taylor's Blog

Live action Haute Mess

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 6:57am 0 Comments

If you're prone to seizures, you probably shouldn't view this post. This past spring, my Pro Nailz knuckle dusters were featured in a Vogue Italia editorial. The article  has garnered a lot of attention for being a…


That Chain So Crazy!

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 5:04pm 0 Comments

Note: I've been working on this blog post for quite a while now, and I'm honestly not sure it's going to make any sense, so good luck reading!

One of my favorite things about jewelry is it's role as a communication device which turns the wearer into a billboard expressing the wearers beliefs. Traditionally, jewelry also doubles as a portable…


Posted on April 21, 2011 at 6:48am 1 Comment

The New York SOFA show was last weekend, and I was thrilled to have my work taken to the exhibit by Sienna Gallery and The Opulent Project. TOP organized a display called COSTUME COSTUME, which featured handmade contemporary jewelry by emerging artists who deal with the subject of adornment, costuming, and jewelry. TOP installed a photobooth in their space so that attendees of SOFA could…


Posted on April 17, 2011 at 5:59am 0 Comments

I'm excited to be part of The Opulent Projects upcoming project, COSTUME COSTUME, which will be making it's debut at Sienna Gallery's booth at the NYC SOFA exhibit from April…


Pro Nailz!

Posted on March 23, 2011 at 10:09pm 0 Comments

I am so excited to have my most recent round of documentation back from my photographer, Maureen Keaveny. The images came out wonderfully, and she really did a wonderful job capturing the essence of the pieces that I've recently completed. I'm most proud of the series of knuckle dusters that I've been working on, which feature bezel… Continue

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