Anna Talbot, jewelry artist, born in Born in Leeds, UK in 1978, she now lives and works in Oslo, Norway. From 2001-2004 she completed a BA (hons) degree in Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts at London Metropolitan University. From 2007 – 2009 she did a MA degree at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in the metal and jewellery department.
Anna Talbot has extensively attended exhibitions in Norway and other countries around the world, including Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. Her work has been collected by art institutions around the world, including the Norwegian Museum of Southern Norway, the Röhsska Museum in Switzerland, the Pahlman Collection in Finland, and the National Museum in Oslo, Norway.
My jewelry is inspired by fairy tales, nursery rhymes, songs and stories. Wolves, deer, trees, forests and Little Red Riding Hood are all central elements in my universe, and they don’t necessarily stick to their traditional places. I want to tell a story through characters, colors and materials, and I want people to keep inventing new tales inspired by my jewelry. I make big, three-dimensional jewelry in anodized aluminum, wood veneer, brass, gilding metal and silver. I use strong colors and different surfaces to illustrate and create atmospheres. I work in layers to build up a three-dimensional piece. Some of my pieces are quite large, but the materials I use still mean that they are light enough to be worn. The size makes you aware of wearing the pieces at all times, they demand both space and attention. My jewelry can be hung on a wall or worn on a body. The piece becomes a picture you can carry with you.