Annie Grimes Williams
Exhibiting Member Since 2014
I use traditional metalsmithing techniques, such as shell forming and enameling, to create wearable pieces of art. The tools I use are specifically designed for micro shell forming, which is the art of using a hammer and forming block to create voluminous yet lightweight forms out of thin gauge metal. I most often work in copper because if its inherent qualities, such as malleability and its rich color. The vibrant enamel color combinations in my work reflect my view of the beauty of the natural world around me. I often work in series because this allows me to explore the uniqueness of each piece. No two pieces are exactly alike because each piece has been individually drawn, cut, formed, textured, and enameled by hand.