Jonathan Boyd


Jonathan Boyd lives and works in Glasgow and in London, dividing his time between his role as Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Art in London and his studio in Glasgow’s Barrowland’s Market. Jonathan is a graduate of The Royal College of Art and The Glasgow School of Art, where he was a lecturer for eight years. Boyd has designed several major design projects including designing the 2014 Commonwealth Games Medals and recently the new RCA Chancellors Circle for RCA chancellor Jonny Ive.


Over the past ten years Jonathan Boyd’s work has sought to explore and understand the actions of language, narrative and communication through the form of objects and jewellery. Through his creation of three-dimensional text forms, he has used words as elastic carriers of meaning where signifying texts are in constant dialogue.


Jonathan Boyd has exhibited his work internationally and has work held in private and public collections around the world. His works are held in private and public collections around the world including the Victoria & Albert Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Scottish Parliament and the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths' London. 


Jewellery Manifest: Jewellery, Objects, Language and Other Thoughts is his first self-published book. Within this publication Jonathan uses image, essay and montage to deconstruct the past ten years of his practice, jewellery as well as the paperback format.