Meet the Makers

GSA Collective: Silvia Weidenbach

The Glasgow School of Art has a long tradition of metalwork beginning the day the school was established in 1845. The GSA Collective consists of the six members of academic staff currently teaching in the Silversmithing and Jewellery Department’

Silvia Weidenbach (jewellery) is an award winning jeweller, who fuses the traditional with the contemporary. She uses both historical techniques and new technologies, melding them to create striking, unique pieces. She explores form, complexity and colour to develop an entirely new aesthetic for jewellery in the 21st Century.

Silvia is a leading exponent of new techniques. She has pioneered the use of 3D printing and haptic devices, to make jewellery and objects that could not be created using conventional techniques. However she combines these groundbreaking methods with the best of the past, to create an exuberant, hybrid union.