I create pieces which help you to commemorate the important places in your life
— Anna Peake

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From wall murals to jewellery, Anna creates representations of places using contours of the land to produce a 3D topographical work of art. Using many different techniques and materials from wood to silver ensuring the prevention of limitation, searching for qualities which could enhance her work, exploring for the right material for the specific project at hand, she endeavours to create work of various scales that represent places of personal importance.

Anna’s working methodology employs the traditional processes of lost wax casting colliding it with the modern digital technologies of laser cutting to create innovative and unique work that transcends the boundaries of 21st century traditional craft making her part of the digitally handmade movement. Entranced by one’s connections and emotional ties to specific places which play major roles in life, the personal connection between the owner and the work is an important element of what Anna creates. She explains it as “creating art with the layers of your life”. Originally her inspiration came from the beautiful landscape of Wales in which Anna grew up.

However most recently Anna has applied her methodical way of working to create a collection inspired by the contours of Farnham nestled in the rolling Surrey Hills where Anna currently resides. Anna’s work offers a new perspective on the container within which we live our social lives, putting one’s head, one’s eye, and one’s heart on the same axis by using geographically correct information. She assembles an interpretation of space that helps one understand how they see his or her world, how they interpret their everyday human activities that take place within it.


CV

Upcoming Exhibitions:

4th - 7th October 2018

Handmade at Kew 2018: Kew Gardens, London -  Full details and advance ticket information can be found at: handmadeinbritain.co.uk/kew

7th - 13th February 2019

UKYA : Nottingham Takeover

Upcoming Publications: 

October 2018

To Be featured in CreativPaper

Awards:

June 2018

Talent Spotted by Goldsmiths Centre @ New Designers

June 2018

Shortlisted for the Bright Young Gem Award

March 2018

Shortlisted for the Rising Stars Award

Past Exhibitions: 

2nd - 4th September 2018

IJL 2018: An image of my work was featured at IJL as part of the Bright Young Gem Award Stand

27th - 30th June 2018

New Designers Part One: Business Design Centre, London

7th - 16th June 2018

Graduation Show: Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

3rd March - 14th April 2018

Risings Stars: New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

May - June 2017

Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery and Metalwork: Second Year Show, Craft Study Centre, Farnham

 


Education:

2015-2018

Ba(Hons) Glass, Ceramics, Metalwork & Jewellery  (University for the Creative Arts, Farnham)

Gaining traditional making skills in a range of materials alongside learning modern digital technologies and developing professional personal practise and portfolio through the study of business, marketing and promotion. Additionally learning methods of idea generation and design development. (First Class Honours)

Employment:

September 2018 - Present

Artist in Residence (Culford School, Bury St Edmunds)

April-July 2017   

Art Technician (St Johns, Leatherhead)

Assistant to the Head of Art at St Johns School, Leatherhead. Preparing materials ready for lessons, ensuring supplies are kept organised and curating the end of year GSCE and A-level Exhibitions.

Volunteering:

Feb-April 2017

Gallery Volunteer (New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham)

Helping with general gallery jobs from set-up to selling.

May-July 2016

Curated End of Year Exhibition (St Johns School, Leatherhead)            

Prepared, Co-ordinated & set-up both GCSE and A-level students work for an end of year exhibition. 

November 2015

Art in Clay Exhibition (The Maltings, Farnham)

Ensured the smooth running of the event and helped practitioners.