Anne originally studied Chemistry but quite quickly realised that this was not where her true interest lay. She went back to college to study 3-D crafts, graduating from Brighton Polytechnic (now the University of Brighton) and graduating in 1989. Her focus was initially on large, oxy-acetylene cut and welded sheet steel sculptures but gradually, over a series of evening classes, shifted to smaller work using silversmithing techniques. From 2000-2002 she took a City and Guilds course in silversmithing. In 2002 she also joined Brass Monkeys studio in Hove, where she still has her workbench. Her interest in anticlastic raising led her to take a one-week course with American goldsmith Michael Good, which transformed her practice. She now concentrates on making jewellery, and all her work contains elements of anticlastic raising; most of it is formed entirely by this technique. For an explanation of anticlastic raising, click here.
Anne has a great love of natural form which is reflected in her jewellery. These days pieces are not generally based on a specific object, but close observation of plants, seedpods, feathers, bones, ocean invertebrates and other organic treasures has fed into a sensibility and a repertoire of forms which, constrained by the properties of metal and the limitations imposed by the technique, has produced a consistently elegant and coherent body of work.