Melissa McNeil. 2D/3D Designer based in Glasgow.
2:1 BA(HONS) Silversmithing & Jewellery, 2020.



“Fossils are the remnants of previous lives lived, the ossified remains of a once vital life force, now petrified and suspended within a many-layered crust or hardened stone. Rather than encounter the fossil as a ‘dead’ entity, however, in my practice, fossils represent the spark of life, memories of life as it once was. The particular tactility of these objects and their display as palaeontology, entomology, and archaeology, provide an especially appealing aesthetic quality, easily transferable and reproducible as objects of jewellery, in precious metals. In a sense, my design process is an attempt to create a ‘micro-museum’ of personal, often nostalgic memories, with meanings that are both individual and universal.”


EDUCATION ︎︎︎

BA(HONS) SILVERSMITHING AND JEWELLERY. GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

HNC ART AND DESIGN. WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT. TRAMWAY VISUAL ART STUDIO

PORTFOLIO PREPARATION. CARDONALD COLLEGE

EXPERIENCE ︎︎︎

OPEN DAY GUIDE. GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

VOLUNTEER TOUR GUIDE, INVIGILATOR, WORKSHOP ASSISTANT. TURNER PRIZE TRAMWAY

EXHIBITIONS ︎︎︎

(ONLINE) GRADUATE SHOWCASE. GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART GSASHOWCASE.NET

SPLENDOUR. GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART REID GALLERY

GOLDSMITHS CRAFT AND COUNCIL AWARDS EXHIBIT (EXHIBITED ONLY). GOLDSMITHS HALL

FACETS. GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART

PORTFOLIO PREPARATION END SHOW. TRAMWAY MEZZANINE GALLERY