Marianne's work is inspired by the history of ornament and is an exploration of traditional ornamental forms.
Marianne skilfully uses traditional jewellery techniques to make her collections - luxurious stone settings, intricate pierced patterns, and detailed surface embellishment all add to the allure of each piece. The processes, finishes and traditions of metalwork have associations of their own that add to the historic elements that she portrays in a contemporary way in her work.
The oxidised silver forms recall decorative ironwork and suggest a shift from large-scale masculine architectural forms into portable, wearable, and feminine objects. This combination of colour, composition and artistry results in a treasury of unique and feminine pieces that are both interesting to engage with and beautiful to wear.
Marianne graduated from The Glasgow School of Art (2003) and currently works from her Glasgow studio. Marianne exhibits internationally and has extensive teaching and lecturing experience specific to her jewellery craft and currently lectures at The Glasgow School of Art and runs jewellery workshops from her studio.
Year Established: 2003
2012 - Creative Scotland Professional development Award
2008 - Shortlisted Shortlisted for Jewellery / Accessory Designer of the Year, Scottish Fashion Awards.
2006 - Scottish Arts Council Start Up Grant.
2005 - Scottish Arts Council Professional Development Award.
2004 - The Goldsmiths' Company Craftsmanship & Design Awards - First Prize & Commendation in ‘Fine Jewellery Category.
2003 - Incorporation of Hammermen Prize - Awarded by Glasgow School of Art.