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Anna Taylor

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Artwork for Anna Taylor

Diamond, Emerald and Pearl Stacker set.

Stacker set with Amethyst and Ruby

Silver disc with Ruby.

Mondrian Stacker set with Ruby

A collection of four stacking rings inspired by Mondrian.

Diamond, pearl and emerald stacker set

Interchangeable silver stacking rings on stands.

Set of six interchangeable silver stacking rings

How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I started designing and making jewellery at a young age, exploring mixed materials, colours, textures and geometric forms. Although maintaining my original style, my work has naturally progressed. My love of 20th Century Abstract Art has inspired my recent work. Bold colour, shape and line feature heavily in my designs whilst being sensitive to the delicate. I use traditional goldsmithing methods and make all of my pieces by hand at my studio in Ross-on-Wye. My aim is to create original, affordable statement pieces that can be worn every day.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

Art is a huge part of my life and my identity. I have been an Art Teacher for twenty years and I am at my happiest when I am creating, making and sharing my skills and ideas. For me, art is an expression of identity and if my work puts a smile on someone's face, I am delighted.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Grace and May Designer Jewellery.
I am a Contemporary Designer Jeweller who lives and works in Ross-on-Wye.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I have taught several workshops outside of my teaching post and plan to run regular silversmithing workshops at Subversive Threads in Monmouth.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I trained to be a jeweller at The School of Jewellery in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. After graduating, I worked as a Goldsmith at an exclusive Designer Jewellers in Nottingham. I later moved back to the Forest of Dean where I set up my own business. I won several awards for my designs and exhibited in galleries all over The South West of England.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Instagram- grace and may jewellery.
Subversive Threads, Monmouth.

Venues Description: 
St Mary's Church, Ross-on-Wye
Venues Confirmed: 
Yes

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