Metal has captivated Anna for some while. As a kid, using a torch, flux, and solder to join metal seemed like pure magic. And she’s tried to learn all she might about related materials and methods ever since. She is now a metalsmith. Since 1992, she’s worked at making objects to fulfill needs. These include functional, artistic, architectural, and purely whimsical contrivances. Along the way, she’s made a great number of wearable items, some might call jewelry, though she doesn’t think of herself as a jeweler. The working of metal, gold, or silver or even of imprecious sorts like steel and copper, is really what drives her interest. Ancient tools and techniques, the basics of hammer and anvil still provide ample ground for her inquiry and the making of beautiful, thoughtful objects.