Marion Kane

Marion E Kane

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Studio 24 Ritchie Street West Kilbride

Biography:

Using a selection of old worn hammers I strike a mixture of rough and subtle surfaces onto metal objects that I have constructed from sheet silver using hand raising and traditional fabricating techniques. The textures give a contrast to the smooth highly polished finish we associate with older silverware. My ideas are drawn from textures and patterns seen in everyday life. These can be the natural twisted leaning branches of coastal trees, the ever changing markings in the sand, to the structural industrial forms.  I use simple fluid forms that enhance these surfaces with burnished edges and occasional touches of gold to add warmth and contrast. My aim is to encourage the owner to feel and explore the surfaces, and no longer consider silver as too precious to be used.

Specialist Techniques:

Fabrication
Hand Raising
Hammered Textures
Kumbo

Awards:

2007
Balvenie, Highly Commended

2003
Shortlisted: Evening Standard, Chelsea Crafts Fair
1st Time Exhibitor, Chelsea Crafts Fair
Graduate Stand, Goldsmiths' Fair
Business Start Up Grant, Scottish Arts Council
Scottish Select, Made In Scotland

2001
Goldsmiths' Company Precious Metal Bursary

1998
Young Designer Silversmith, Wcog

1996
Open Class, Trades House, Glasgow

Education:

1999
BA (Hons) Design

1996
Higher National Diploma

1994
National Certificate

Public Collections:

Silver of The Stars, Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Edinburgh
The Rabinovitch Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Edinburgh
The Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
The P&O Makower trust, The Crafts Council, London
Robert Burns Humanitarian Award, Burns Festival, Ayrshire
Bute House, Edinburgh
Cargill-Thompson Private Collection
Paisley Bowling Association

Publications:

The Scotsman - 2007
Homes and Interiors, Scotland - 2007
Uptown - Issue 22, April/May 2007
Hello! - Issue 958, 27 February 2007
Scottish Mirror - 22 Jan 2007
Spectrum, Scotland on Sunday - 21 Jan 2007
Homes & Interiors Scotland - Issue 50 Dec 2006
The Scotsman - 16 Dec 2--6
Home, Sunday Times - 3 Oct 2004
Critique, The Scotsman - 25 September 2004


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