Inspired by the history of ornament Marianne Anderson’s jewellery is an exploration of traditional ornamental forms and an interpretation of the decorative.
Working within a restrained palette of oxidised silver, 18ct gold, red garnets and white pearls, she creates luxurious, wearable collections that reference the human fascination with adornment.
“My interest is rooted in how we learn from the past and return frequently to designs, motifs and patterns of historic and symbolic significance. By purposefully engaging with the past I aim to highlight the importance of ornament in a modern context. Far from superfluous, ornament has always had its own vocabulary, and I try to engage with this through my work.
I graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2003 with a First Class Honours Degree in Jewellery Design. Since then, I have designed and made exquisite jewellery from my studio in Glasgow, Scotland. I exhibit and sell my work across the UK, Europe and America
I enjoy passing on my making skills and currently, I am a visiting lecturer in the Jewellery & Silversmithing department at The Glasgow School of Art and I teach jewellery evening classes at Cardonald College, Glasgow. I also run jewellery workshops from my lovely studio."