Anne Sutherland

Anne Sutherland

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

Ben Loyal
Castle Street
Dingwall

Biography:

Through my work I explore the transformation of form in nature.

Each stage between growth and decay is intricate and precious, playing a vital role in this continual cycle. Using precious materials I want to convey this natural encrusted beauty by capturing these moments, turning the organic into the inorganic.

The 'handcrafted'  is a fundamental element of my work. It is a natural process which allows me, as the maker, to have a close connection with each final creation.
During my dissertation project I was shocked to find that within the jewellery trade there seems to be very little consideration for the impact that sourcing precious materials has on the environment and the people working on the front line. Bearing this in mind, I set out on my own mission to see just how difficult it would be to obtain my own raw gold. After spending endless hours panning in Kildonan (Sutherland) I did have some gold and some garnets to show for all my work.
In the piece ‘Precious Existence’  I have included some of the small flakes inside a locket neckpiece. I am keen to experiment more with the raw material and my own garnets in future work.

Specialist Techniques:

Stone Setting

Awards:

2010

- Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Perthshire (Award Winner of Degree Show)
- Marcia Lanyon Ltd, Innovative Design Award 2010 (Awarded Second Place)

Education:

2010
Bachelor of Design, Honours Degree

Publications:

HI-Arts: Maker of the Month


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    Decay vs Beauty

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    Precious Existence

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    Final Demise

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    Interchangeable Pod Ring

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    Hidden Intricacies

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    New Beginning

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    Transformation

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