Ann Hume is a contemporary jewellery designer maker living on the Isle of Arran. She makes individual, intricate and delicate pieces of jewellery. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, she studied Drawing and Painting and after several years teaching completed a course in silver-smithing and developed her love of working in metal. She uses hand forging techniques, folding and hammering to create organic looking forms in Sterling silver. She is particularly interested in how the metal behaves when folded, hammered and opened out again.
The inspiration for Ann's jewellery comes from natural forms, ferns which grow in the woods and spill into her garden, seaweed on the beaches or the formation of petals in flowers. Drawing is an important aspect of Ann's work. She draws natural forms from observation which help her to develop ideas for her work. Her work is exhibited for sale in galleries and shops in mainland Scotland as well as on Arran and she also takes part in Arran's annual Open Studio event which is held in August.