Marianna Kennedy lives and works in Spitalfields, a quarter long celebrated for its French Huguenot connection and well known as an enclave for artists.
Inspired by materials from earlier periods, she designs frames of carved and gilded silver platinum or gold, and tables lacquered with rare mineral pigments. She also
works with Bronze as table bases sconces or mirror frames.
This, combined with the use of modern materials dramatically reinvents methods which glow in brilliant colours and shades. So using new techniques, she
achieves a fresh and modern result, and a strangely classic style.
Of Canadian birth she was educated at the National College of Art in Dublin , with further study at the Slade School of Art London. Her London studio is well
established with private patronage.
"Bud" mirror, 2012
A Caplain white gold hand-made carved wooden frame of branches, leaves and buds
A concave or convex ultramarine blue mirrored glass
Diameter : 95 cm (37 1/2 in.)