Artist Statement


Aillie Anderson is a Silversmith and Jeweller who graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA Hons with distinction in 2017. Aillie’s work draws inspiration from the built environment around Glasgow, particularly the modern architecture and industrial structures of the city aiming to explore her appreciation of these overlooked details within an urban setting. Through her work she intends to explore the relationship between the physical scale of these existing structures, by reinterpreting them into visually stimulating, silverware and adornment.

Aillie uses a combination of distinctively textured, precise scored silver forms alongside hand cast jesmonite to generate a divergence between material, surface and weight.


Aillie was granted a Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal Bursary for her Trio of Textured Sterling Silver and Jesmonite Bowls in 2017 and subsequently awarded a Goldmsiths' Craft and Design Council Awards, Gold Award for Small-workers 3D Design in 2018 for the same design.