Essentially self taught, Anna works on the flat. The shape of the piece is sawn from a sheet of silver and then built up a layer at a time. The areas to be applied are cut out with very sharp snips and then soldered into place. The last details are made with fine silver wire. The dramatic black and white “wood block” look is achieved by oxidising the background and polishing the foreground with a selection of mops and brushes.
All Anna’s inspiration comes from the natural world. The figurative side of her work is shown in humorous interpretation of animals.
Badgers and frogs sit alongside cheeky starlings and bemused looking owls.
Her latest project is to explore the design possibilities of the plumage of particular birds like the avocet and raven in a series of limited edition brooches and necklaces.
These hand made pieces are a real joy to work on and make Anna want to get up in the morning and we are proud to be showcasing some of her fabulous limited edition pieces.