About Anne Jones Anne is a jewelry artist based in Denton, Texas.
She earned her MFA in Metalwork and Jewelry design from the University of North Texas. Anne also studied Architecture at Yale University but realized that her true passion was ornamenting bodies and not buildings and so returned to North Texas to pursue her dreams.
In her work, she combines traditional metalsmithing techniques with crocheted and knitted metal to create airy, lacy designs in fine silver.
She has always (since the scissor-dress incident at age 4) made objects for adorning the body and draws inspiration from a variety of sources. She loves the over-the-top aesthetic of haute couture designers like John Galliano and Alexander McQueen (may he rest in peace). She is inspired by transient beauty of flowers and the juxtaposition of strength and delicacy in ballet and dance.
Above all, she loves to create and experiment, always seeking exciting ways to express the sensuality of silver on the body.
In addition to working in the studio, Ms. Jones teaches Art Metals and Jewelry Design at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas. She began her teaching career at North Central Texas College and worked to enhance the Metals Program and expand the focus of the program from small-metal casting to a broader range of metalsmithing techniques. She began teaching at Eastfield in the Fall of 2008 and enjoys the passion, creativity, and dedication that her students share each semester.