Annie Grimes Williams of CopperTide is making her first appearance at The Handmade Market on November 9th. This Winston-Salem based artist focuses largely on forming and enameling and is strongly influenced by the natural world, especially the sea and its many delights.
Are you a full-time artist? If not, what is your day job? If you were not an artist, what would you do? I am a full time metalsmith, but that involves more than just jewelry making! I also teach regular enameling and metal forming classes at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art in Winston-Salem, as well as metals workshops all over the East Coast.
If I wasn’t as artist, I think I would be a psychologist. The human psyche is a fascinating thing!
How do you make your studio workspace a happy, productive place to create?
Tell us about a role model or mentor who has helped guide you and your craft.
What are some of your favorite art/craft/design trends right now? I’m a huge fan of bright bold colors and graphic patterns, and I feel like a lot of that influences my enamel work, while a tendency toward organic shapes and forms, especially sea-related, influence much of my work as well.
What’s cooking right now — care to share a favorite fall recipe? I just made some AWESOME pumpkin scones over the weekend! Yummmmm …
Be sure to visit Annie on Saturday, November 9, and welcome her to The Handmade Market. Her work is sure to make you swoon!