Hi I'm Anna…. I’m a Jewellery designer maker and I’m based in a small town in Leicestershire. I make beautiful silver and leather jewellery by hand using traditional techniques, each piece I make from sterling silver and soft leather in my own little studio where I design, make and drink lots of tea! Inspirations comes from many things, but mainly walking thought the woods, I love the way that different mosses and fungi grow, evolve and live in harmony together along a woodland bank. Encasing the soft leather into my pieces creates a fresh approach to my jewellery and it gives a tactile element for the wearer to enjoy. Each piece I make is unique and something I hope you will treasure, whether it is bought as a gift for a special occasion or just as a treat for yourself! I hope you enjoy looking through my work and if you have any special requirements or would like to discuss using different colour leather then please get in touch.
Since graduating from my Jewellery Design and Silversmithing degree, I have developed my work into four ranges and exploring more options by combining silver with soft leather. My current collections are all based on the symbiosis of plants, how two beings can grow together in one space. I am intrigued by the way that moss grows and wraps itself around anything that sits still for long enough, and how fungi grows around a tree trunk. My aim is to interpret this in my work by mixing two different mediums together.
Best Newcomer at the British Craft Trade Fair 2011
The Art Market, Holmfirth 24th June
Previous Jewellery Exhibitions: Sock, Loughborough 24th – 25th March 2012 BCTF, April 15th - 17th 2012 Victoria Stewart, Plymouth – Christmas Exhibition – October – December 2011 Harley Christmas Market, Welbeck, Nottingham 26th – 27th November 2011 Made by Hand, Newport, Wales 2nd – 4th December 2011 Centerpiece, Symphony Hall, Birmingham November – December 2011 Merge Contemporary Craft Fair, Oundle, Northamptionshire 10th – 11th December 2011 Leeds Craft and Design Centre, Leeds September – December 2011 Made for Each Other, Harley Gallery July – September 2011 British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, April 2011 Centerpiece Exhibition, Birmingham November- December 2010 Angel Christmas Fair, Candid Art Gallery, Angel Islington, London December 2010 Farnham Maltings, Festival of Craft, October 16th & 17th 2010 Treasure, London Jewellery Week, Holborn London June 2010 Angel Christmas Fair, Candid Art Gallery, Angel Islington, London December 2009 Pop up shop – Pavilions Shopping Centre, Birmingham December 2009 New Designers, Business Design Centre, Angel Islington, London 2006 Degree Show, Loughborough University, 2006