Annie Grimes Williams, Jeweler

Jeweler Annie Grimes Williams creates earrings, necklaces and bracelets in her CopperTide Fine Metalwork and Enameling Studio in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She uses traditional metalsmithing techniques, such as shell forming, piercing, and enameling to create colorful wearable pieces of art.

Anne’s work is primarily influenced by her fascination with forms and their interior spaces, by color and her affinity for the sea.  The allure of connection to the sea and to one another on a very primal level inspires her.

She’s particularly drawn to the tiny creatures found in tide pools: urchins, anemones, weird little brightly colored pod forms that seem to be somewhere between plant and animal.

It’s these little forms that have inspired my recent work. These pieces also appeal to my desire to draw focus to interior spaces. In nature, these forms often have dark or even dull exteriors, but on the occasion that they open up, there is a burst of unexpected color and beauty.

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    Metal, Enamel
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    Winston-Salem, NC

Annie Grimes Williams

Annie Grimes Williams is a native of North Carolina, and currently lives in Winston-Salem, NC. She makes work in her studio at home and travels to craft shows and festivals to sell work.

Annie is a faculty member of the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem where she teaches metalsmithing and enameling workshops.

She is an Exhibiting Member of Piedmont Craftsmen’s Guild and a member of Piedmont Craftsmen’s Board of Trustees. She is also on the Board of Directors for Art Nouveau Winston-Salem through the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Arts Council.