Steelmaiden – Artisan Silversmith

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” ― William Morris

Anna is a Cornish maker who studied at her local college to attain a BA (Hons) degree in Silversmithing & Jewellery after which she studied at Bishopsland Educational Trust to further her silversmithing skills. She now works as a Silversmith, maille maker and lecturer, teaching on both the degree course and evening courses. It was during studying on the degree that Anna realised her love for both silversmithing and maille making.

Anna’s inspiration is drawn from intuitions based on traditional silversmithing methods of raising, chasing & repoussé. These cognitions dictate how the metal reacts. Implemented simply by the togetherness of the maker and her hammer, these skills interweave creating equally tactile and functional silver tableware from cups to beakers, bowls, and cutlery.

It is important for Anna to be able to showcase her work alongside other makers as well as being able to reach the right audience. Anna likes to be actively involved and share her passion for her crafts through demos and workshops. The potential opportunities to promote the crafts and her work are an incredibly important aspect as a maker as is being able to meet and support fellow makers.

Anna also works to commission, please contact her using the link above to discuss your requirements.
All items that can be seen on this site can be bought from Anna.
Other items will be on her stand, at makers fairs.

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23/08/2023GeneralImmensely proud to be one of the Weald & Downland Living Museum Heritage Craft Heroes alongside ROCWORX and Decorative Painting this month. We may officially need capes as suggested by ROCWORX I’ll make mine from maille 😉So important for us to continue to do our bit in supporting and preserving the incredible heritage craft legacy we have in this country. Being asked to be part of the Weald & Downland Living Museum and promote Heritage Crafts is quite frankly an absolute honour.I’ll be back at the museum next month on the 16th & 17th for their Made by Hand event, alongside many other makers so please do come along and see us. [...]
03/08/2023GeneralI am very pleased to share that i am this months Meet the Maker for Heritage Crafts. To find out more Click Here [...]
02/05/2023GeneralChainmail has a long and fascinating history, dating back to ancient times. It was first used by ancient Celts and Romans for protective clothing and was later adopted by medieval knights. Mail continued to evolve over time, with variations appearing in different cultures and for different purposes. Today, mail is still used for practical purposes such as protective clothing and jewelry making, and its unique and intricate patterns continue to captivate and inspire people all over the world. Please see the gallery below for examples of mail that I have either created or worked on. [...]
17/09/2022GeneralOver the course of the last week the four Assay Offices of the UK have receieved a huge number of requests from the trade and the public in support of continuing the application of the Platimum Jubilee commemorative mark. After consultation with the King’s Assay master, the four Assay Offices of the UK are pleased to announce that from Tuesday 20th September the Platimum Jubliee Mark will be made available again. The mark will remain avaialble until the end of 2022, as originally scheduled. [...]
07/09/2022GeneralCome visit me at Hever Castle between the 8th and 11th September for Craft In Focus. [...]
28/08/2021GeneralReally pleased and rather excited to announce that a large collection of my work can now be found the rather wonderful Primavera Gallery [...]