Marianne Forrest

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Studios 3&8
Coach House Cloisters
Hitchin Street
Baldock
Herts

Biography:

Working to commission my strength lies in my ability to traverse scale with ease applying a jeweller’s eye to a creation for a public space and an architectural view of a piece to be carried or worn. I work in any material conceivable using my making skills gained from training and practise as a Silversmith to make pieces in anything from Platinum to Plaster, Gold to Granite. My smaller, more personal pieces are often inspired by water and the effect of the passage of time. Most of my work has concentrated on timepieces of all types and sizes but more recently commissioned work has encompassed sculpture as well as fine jewellery. A current commission includes two 4Metre high sail form sculptures in bronze with cut glass and polished stainless steel spheres. A line of lights connects the two sculptures through a shopping and cultural centre at the heart of Portishead.

Specialist Techniques:

Carving Casting Forming Sheet work Special finishes

Education:

1983 MA(RCA) 1979 BA(HONS)

Public Collections:

Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers Royal Museum of Scotland Hampshire Museum Collection Victoria and Albert Museum Wilder Collection

Publications:

Art at Priors Court


  • Marianne Forrest

    Elegant Oblong - Gold watch

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    Optick

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    'Mine' & 'Stream'

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    Pale Stream

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    Organisms

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    'Memento' wristwatch

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    Sterling Silver 'Pi' Watch

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    Drop-watch

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    Men's Sterling Silver Pocket watch

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    Candelabra

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    Saragasso Fire

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    Pod Watch

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