10% off Anne Farag - Jewellery - Tue 01 Nov 2016 -Wed 30 Nov 2016
Guild craft shop. Free entry, open daily 10am-5.30pm
Anne comes from an exotic background, her father being Egyptian and her mother Swedish. She trained at Birmingham School of Jewellery in advanced diamond mounting. This course was highly technical, working with diamonds and gold. She now uses the techniques in a highly creative way.
After finishing college she worked part time in the jewellery trade to help finance her career as a designer-maker.
The inspiration that generates her work, comes from a rich variety of sources. She is inspired by detail from ancient and modern peoples from all over the world.
Their use of line and shape to decorate themselves and their environment, and everyday objects is a source of wonder. She is particularly interested in cultures that tend to use a lot of patterns and decoration, both literal and abstract. Not to mention her mixed background, which plays an unconscious role in her creativity.
As a result of this mix, she endeavours to introduce all these influences into her current work, which includes myriads of repeating patterns etched into silver. She then develops and enhances these, adding semi-precious stones, in order to make contemporary and uniquely wearable jewellery.