About the Artist

Sarah Louise McQuarrie is an award-winning Scottish designer and maker from Paisley, Scotland. She is a recent graduate in BA(hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery from the Glasgow School of Art.

In her practice, Sarah is focused on explorations of light, colour and reflectivity as a way to express emotion and memories into tangible objects. She uses layers of bio-resin and transparent materials to create colourful components, which are set like precious stones into highly polished silver structures, designed to reflect and bounce natural light through the resin. Designed to draw curiousity and conversation, Sarah hopes to trigger memories within the viewer/wearer of her work, in the hopes of sharing and re-connecting once again post-pandemic.


2019-2022 - BA(hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery, Glasgow School of Art

2017-2019 - HND Jewellery Design, City of Glasgow College

2016-2017 - NC Jewellery Design, City of Glasgow College


2022-Present - Jewellery Mounter, Queensmiths, London

2019-2022 - Ethical Making Ambassador, Glasgow School of Art

Mar 2022 - ‘Les Colombes’ Installation Set-up Assistant, Michael Pendry, Edinburgh

Jun-Aug 2019 - Metalsmithing Counsellor, Camp Micah, Maine, USA

2018-2019 - Ethical Making Ambassador, City of Glasgow College


  • ‘One to Watch’, Bright Young Gems 2022

  • Shortlisted for Outstanding Student of the Year Award 2022, Scottish Goldsmiths Trust

  • Association for Contemporary Jewellery College Prize 2022

  • Carole Harper Memorial Prize 2021, Glasgow School of Art

  • Gold Award ‘2D Medal Design’, Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council Awards 2021

  • Bronze Award ‘2D Smallworkers’, Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council Awards 2021

  • Worldskills Fine Jewellery National Finalist 2019, Birmingham NEC


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