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 in 2015, she returned to her family’s roots in Taiwan. She created work for shops and galleries, gave jewellery workshops, took on commissions and collaborated with other artists. After two years in Taiwan, she decided to develop her artistic practice further so she pursued a master’s degree in Gemstones and Jewellery from the Hochschule Trier in Idar-Oberstein, Germany which she completed in 2020. She now lives in California, USA.
Her work is inspired by nature and human forms. For her thesis, she studied the history of the female figure in sculpture from the Stone Age to modern times. The female forms were then translated into wooden wearable pieces of jewellery that resemble biomorphic sculptures.