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Artisans Center of Virginia

 Anne R. Hanson

Texturing and dimension are hallmark style elements in my unique designs.

Artisans Center of Virginia Juried Artisan

I’ve always been fascinated with the feel and appearance of surfaces. The world is filled with texture; from ocean-side seaweed to the contours of farmland; from vegetable bags to Christmas ribbons. I use this “texture library” to create new patterns in metal. But texture alone is not sufficient. Each piece must be given a shape and form that creates a unique dimension of its own.

Most of my pieces use sterling silver and karat gold to add another visual texture. I use a new alloy of sterling silver, Argentium©, that minimizes hazardous processes and is certified to be produced from recycled silver. Additionally, the tarnish resistant properties of Argentium© reduces future use of harsh cleaning chemicals and ensures that my creations will look as intended longer.

Professional Distinction: Commission/Custom Work, Consignment/Retail, Demonstrations, Exhibition, Wholesale Production

Anne R. Hanson

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