Anne Ormerod is a Jeweller and graphic artist based in Calgary, Alberta. Anne grew up and was educated in the UK, obtaining a degree in graphic design from Kingston upon Thames College of Art (London, England), having first completed a 2 year Foundation Course at the Colchester School of Art.
Anne worked as an illustrator/designer in England in publishing, editorial, design and packaging for several household names such as Marks and Spencer, ICI, British Rail, Clarks Shoes, Good Housekeeping, BBC Publications and Letraset among others. Along the way, she illustrated several books on cookery, wine and gardening.
Anne started exploring jewellery after moving with her family to Calgary. Her training as a designer influences every aspect of her work. In jewellery, Anne seeks to produce raw, dramatic, organic shapes often including narrative elements including themes of love and humour. Hand-made and forged, Anne’s brooches are a combination of sterling silver, copper and brass. Anne likes to maintain a primitive, hand-made feeling to her pieces; to see her “fingerprints” on the work.