About Annette’s work

I work in silver and gold to produce hand made jewellery and small precious objects such as bowls and boxes. All my materials are ethically sourced, mostly recycled, and include Argentium silver and Fairtrade gold.

My designs are inspired by natural forms such as leaves, flowers, buds, seed pods and shells; some recent commissions have been inspired by birds and animals. I like to incorporate textures and movement, to create fluid, tactile jewellery.

I sell my work through exhibitions and galleries, and undertake private commissions.

In 2013 I was very fortunate to be awarded some funding by Arts Council England, which enabled me to do some research and develop new work in Argentium silver. This has enabled me to spend time experimenting with Argentium, and I have developed a new range of pieces, the Frond collection, which exploit the wonderful malleability and ductility of this metal. I am writing a blog to record some of my Argentium adventures, you can read it here. I showcased my new pieces in my solo exhibition ‘Immaculate’ at Ruskin Arts and Crafts during the Galvanize Festival.

Annette Petch silver jewllery

Links:

• Annette’s page on the Crafts Council Directory

• Open Up Sheffield – Sheffield’s annual open artist studio event

• Craft & Design Magazine’s online Selected Gallery