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|All of Britt Anderson’s
eighteen karat gold pieces are created using the complicated
goldsmithing technique of anticlastic raising, a method requiring
both precision and imagination. Anderson draws his free-form
patterns directly on a sheet of gold, then hand-hammers them
into three-dimensional pieces of jewelry. His fascination with
the unlimited design possibilities of lines and curves is evident
in his highly polished and sculptured collection.
The energy behind Britt Anderson Designs developed during the
course of his artistic and technical preparation, which began
in the summer of 1982. A passion for technical mastery created
the impetus for a nine-year training odyssey highlighted by an
eighteen-month intensive training program with German master
goldsmith, Werner Theobald.
During the course of this training, he was introduced to the
complicated and demanding metalsmithing technique known as anticlastic
forming. This technique develops flat sheets of gold into flexible
sculptural forms that are hollow while maintaining great structural
strength. The intimacy and directness of this process captured
His design aesthetic is derived from sketches based on elliptical
and curvilinear shapes with emphasis on a muted angular theme.
This theme accents the flow of the designs and is an important
element in his signature look. New work evolves from the careful
study of his existing designs, providing continuity for the collector
of his work.
Recognition began in the form of three consecutive IJA first
place awards and a national JA honorable mention. In 1997, Mr.
Anderson was among six young designers selected by Jewelers Quarterly
as future stars of the industry. In February of 1998, Mr. Anderson
was awarded a highly coveted AGTA Spectrum award.
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