Anna Butcher
Areopoli
23062
Lakonia
Greece
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+30 27330 52611
My jewellery is inspired by the organic shapes and textures found in natural rock formations. The "meteorite" collection comprises silver and gold pieces that fuse not only different metals but also combine granular and smooth lava textures, that are then scattered with an unusual array of precious stones. The geometric pieces are influenced by North African architectural shapes.

Each piece is unique and combines various colours of precious metals. High quality stones are set into a whole range of jewellery: rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, cufflinks and tiepins, all of which can be designed to personal specification.

Following my permanent move to Mani, Southern Greece, my inspiration started to diversify. In my new Natural Collection I began taking ideas from the seed pods, driftwood, pebbles and plants which are so prolific in this seemingly barren landscape. I decided to start combining organic, decomposable materials with precious metals, as the concept of juxtaposing fragility with endurance seemed to represent the feelings I have about my environment.

My work is exhibited in various jewellery galleries throughout the UK and Greece and may be commissioned privately.

Exhibitions

Jewellery currently exhibited at:

Mesogeio, Stoupa Greece

Maasai Mara, Nafplion Greece

Martin Graham, Reigate UK

Biography

2013-15 Mesogeio, Stoupa, Greece
Maasai Mara Gallery, Nafplion, Greece

2012 Mesogeio, Stoupa, Greece
Studio Gallery, Midhurst, Sussex

2011 Treasure, London Jewellery Week
Desire, Richmond
Brass Monkeys, Hove, West Sussex
Mesogeio, Stoupa, Greece
Polka Dot Precious, Exeter
Studio Gallery, Midhurst, Sussex

2010 Desire, Richmond
Brass Monkeys, Hove, West Sussex
Mesogeio, Stoupa, Greece
Polka Dot Precious, Exeter

2009 Desire, Richmond
Brass Monkeys, Hove, West Sussex
Featured jeweller at Mesogeio, Stoupa, Greece
Exhibition at Martin Graham Gallery, Reigate, Surrey
Permanent exhibiton at Polka Dot Precious, Exeter
WOMAD

2008 Featured jeweller at Mesogeio Gallery, Stoupa, Greece
Brass Monkeys, Hove, West Sussex
Exhibition at Martin Graham Gallery, Reigate, Surrey
Permanent exhibiton at Polka Dot Precious, Exeter

2007 Christmas exhibition, Marianna Petridi Gallery, Kolonaki, Athens, Greece
Exhibition at Martin Graham Gallery, Reigate, Surrey
Richmond Craft Fair with Crafts in Focus
Permanent exhibiton at Polka Dot Precious, Exeter

2006 Christmas exhibition, Marianna Petridi Gallery, Kolonaki, Athens, Greece
Exhibition at Martin Graham Gallery, Reigate, Surrey
Richmond Craft Fair with Crafts in Focus
Valentine exhibition at Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton on Thames, Surrey
Permanent exhibition at Perpetuity, Covent Garden, London
Permanent exhibiton at Polka Dot Precious, Exeter

2005 Richmond Craft Fair with Crafts in Focus
Top Dressing, Llantrisant
Permanent exhibiton at Polka Dot Precious, Exeter

2004 British Crafts Fair, Chiswick
Top Dressing, Llantrisant
Exhibition at Objets du Desir, Nolita, New York.
Exhibitons at Wave, Kendal, Lake District

2003 Top Dressing Show, Llantrisant.
Richmond Craft Fair with the Craft Movement.
Festival Exhibition at The Gold Gallery, Edinburgh.
Permanent exhibition at Crafts Plc in Piccadilly, London.

2002 Christmas show at The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London.
Festival exhibiton at The Gold Gallery, Edinburgh.
Top Dressing Show, The Model House, Llantrisant.

2001 Several London craft fairs with The Craft Movement
Top Dressing Show, The Model House, Llantrisant.

2000 Exhibition at The Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh.

1997-99 Several shows at Hanging Space, Islington, London.

1997 Jewellery Supply teacher at Westminster College, London.

1995-05 Sponsored by Dragon International, London, to exhibit work for 2 months
every christmas.

1996 Assistant to Malcolm Betts, designer jeweller.

1995 Exhibition at Chelsea Craft Works, Chelsea Wharf, London.

1994-06 Assistant at BAC Castings, Farringdon, London, experimenting with the
freedom of design facilitated by the lost wax process.

1994-95 Worked with Black Light Designs making silver findings for resin jewellery.

1993-94 Exhibition at The Brixton Art Gallery in London as part of “Visual Text” and then as a regular participant in their annual Christmas exhibition.

1992-94 Followed intensive technical course in a variety of different craft disciplines at London Guildhall University. Won Goldsmiths award in 1993.

1991-92 Studied basic jewellery techniques using found objects at XEN in Athens.

More Images

Image 1
Meteorite earring group
Image 2
Mixed gold meteorite cufflinks with tourmalines
Image 3
Gold fragment and fluffy seed necklace