Anne originally studied Chemistry, but, deciding that it wasn't for her, took up a place at what was then Brighton Polytechnic, on the Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics course. She chose metal as her major subject and ceramics as her minor, graduating with First Class honours in 1989. She subsequently expanded her knowledge of silversmithing techniques on a City and Guilds course at London Guildhall University and in 2002 joined Brass Monkeys studio in Hove, where she has been ever since. In 2005 she took part in a week's workshop with American silversmith Michael Good, which cemented her love of anticlastic raising and provided her with essential technical knowledge.
Aims and Development
Since that time, Anne has striven to deepen her understanding and mastery of the technique. Her workshop practice has been a process of continual experimentation which has pushed the boundaries of her knowledge and expertise.
The result is a body of work which shows a clear progression in technical and aesthetic sophistication. An elegant simplicity is always the aim of Anne's design process, which draws on a lifelong fascination with natural forms rendered into abstraction.