Anna Lorenz


‘What happens if….’? drives Anna’s free experimentation with process, material, composition and form. Firmly rooted within traditional Silversmithing techniques and still captivated by geometry, she transforms metal from a structural grid into solid form.

Anna works intuitively and enjoys the unpredictable nature of the process as well as the subtle detail achieved within each vessel.
Although function is important in her jewellery and tableware, the free objects and vessels invite to investigate, contemplate and celebrate.

Anna exhibits jewellery and metalwork on a national and international level. Her work can be seen in the Goldsmiths Collection, London, the Grassi Museum in Leipzig Germany and she has recently been selected for the Jewellery Quarter Museums commission in Birmingham.

Born  1967 

Education 
2005-2006 
Post Graduate Certificate for teaching in Higher Education, UCE, Birmingham
2005  Creative Laser welding techniques at Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre, Birmingham, UK
2004  Introduction to CAD/CAM
Jewlcad for Beginners at the Jewellery
Industry Innovation Centre, Birmingham
Graduate Apprenticeship with Regent, Silversmith, Birmingham, UK
2000-03  BA(Hons), First class degree, Jewellery design & Silversmithing, UCE, School of Jewellery, Birmingham, UK                                              

Awards
2010  Designer Maker West Midlands, Appointment as mentee on the Future Forward 2 Program
2006  Arts Council England, West Midlands.
Recipient of a ‘Grant for the Arts’
2004  British Craft in Japan Award at Chelsea Craft Fair
Best Product Design, Chelsea Craft Fair
2004  International Jewellery London – Jules
Award for Best Product, Earls Court, London
2003  Lousia Ann Rylan Scholarship- 1st prize
The 9th IAFF World Championship in Athletics, ’Commemorative trophy for Colin Jackson’ competition- 1st prize
2002  Precious Metal Bursary from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmith, London

Recent Exhibitions
2010
 Goldsmiths’ Fair, London.
PARADIGMA, Beijin, China
‘Best of Brum’, RBSA, Birmingham.
West Midlands Open 2010, Birmingham, Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham.
2009  PARADIGMA, Birmingham – Barcelona, Contemporary Jewellery, Birmingham & Barcelona, Spain
Goldsmiths’ Fair 2009 in London, UK
The Birthday Party, Flow Gallery, London 
HOLOWINA, Galleria Szutkiw, Legnicy, Poland
‘Silver with a Pinch of Salt’, Goldsmiths’ Hall, London
2008  12 Cabinets Exhibition at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
Goldsmiths Fair in London.
15th Silver Triennial at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Silver – Wear, RBSA Birmingham
Black & Gold, Roger billcliffe gallery, Glasgow
Silversmithing Forum at the Inhorgenta, Munich, Germany
2007  Itami International Crafts Exhibition Jewellery-, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan
Origin, The London Crafts Fair at Somerset House
SILVER SCHOOLS, The Legnica Festival of Silver  Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland 
‘in their own words’, End Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University, Collaborative Project with Fine Art/ Poetry/Jewellery
2006  Seikatsu Kobbo, Setagaya Cultural Life Information Centre, Tokyo, Japan
‘Made in the Middle’ Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, Rugby, UK
jewelleryNOW, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Itami International Craft Exhibition, ”Shuki and Shuhai-dai”(a service for drinking sake) Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan
2005  ‘DECEMBER COLLECTION’, roger billcliffe gallery, Glasgow, UK
Chelsea Craft Fair, London
IJL- Earls Court London
‘Under construction’, gallerytop, Rowsly, UK
‘Women at work’, ceramic and metalwork, Nabburg, Germany

Commissions
2010 
Jewellery Quarter Museums Comission, Birmingham
2009  ‘fruit bowl’ for the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ Collection, London
2004/5/6  Trophies for the Institute of Directors, Young Director of the Year Award
2003  The 9th IAFF World Championship in Athletics, ’Commemorative trophy for Colin Jackson’ competition- 1st prize 
Grassi-Museum, Leipzig, Germany

Publications
2009
 PARADIGMA, exhibition catalogue
2008  GZ Art & Design
2007  Itami International Crafts Exhibition, catalogue,
Exhibition catalogue, SILVER SCHOOLS, The Legnica Festival of Silver 2007, Legnica, Poland 
15.Silver Triennial, exhibition catalogue

Exhibitions

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