Jewellery holds the sentiments of our attitudes towards life. The raw emotions of the maker, the expressions of the purchaser and the touch of the wearer, this is what has attracted me to contemporary jewellery. It’s not just the creations, but also the narratives.
Annie was born and raised in South Africa to Taiwanese parents. Upon completing her jewellery studies at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, she returned to her family’s roots in Taiwan to set up her own studio. Within the studio, she created work for shops and galleries, gave jewellery lessons, took on commissions and collaborated with other artists.
As an emerging artist, her work has been exhibited in the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Two years later, in a bit of a creative slump, she had the urge to travel once more and to develop her artistic practice further so she decided on a master’s degree in Gemstones and Jewellery from the Hochschule Trier in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.