Image by Shannon Tofts

My inspiration is dominated by the natural world and the symbiotic relationships that exist in the ecosystem such as the interplay between the fungi and plant kingdoms. I am also very interested in how sound can be expressed through drawing and therefore extending the experience of sound in an emotionally evocative way. 


I am so pleased that the foundation course was able to continue throughout the pandemic as it has given me a focus during this unusual time. The course has provided me with a creative framework based on visual research, experimentation and design development and has really pushed me creatively to explore my conceptual abilities. The array of techniques that has been taught by esteemed tutors, such as fold forming, chasing and enamelling, has been very exciting and inspiring. SilverHub has provided a wealth of support, technical knowledge and positive critical feedback that has been so invaluable and nourishing for my learning.

Marianne has been offered unconditional offers and direct entry into 2nd year of the Jewellery and Metalsmith Degree courses at Dundee University and Glasgow School of Art.