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Annika Rutlin

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

41-45 The Lookout Peacehaven East Sussex

Biography:

"I basically love what I do! It's creative, it's fun, I get to manipulate metal and get dirty!"

Annika is enthused aboput her jewellery, with a natural desire to create. Dedicated to excellent standards, her prolific design talents mean she has created an immense and diverse body of award-winning work.

Born in Belgium, of a Swedish mother and Norwegian father, and then raised in England, summers were spent returning to Scandinavia to visit relatives. Inspired by the crisp bold lines of these landscapes and the diversity of modern and traditional designs there, Annika draws strongly on these for inspiration.

A modern Stockholm-based apprenticeship followed by a top degree in 3D design, specialising in jewellery and silversmithing, has moulded Annika's distinctive style.

Annika's expertise has been honed through many years experience within the trade whilst her passion for jewellery means that she is continually broadening her skills. Recently educated in the art of computer-aided design also means customers can now view lifelike renders and 3D images when commissioning more complex designs.

Annika is keen on 'upcycling'; rejuvenating customers old jewellery through redesign.

"If your eyes are the windows to your soul, let my jewellery be the reflection in the window!"

Specialist Techniques:

Bespoke Design
CAD
Fabrication
Forging
Fusing
Piercing
Stone Setting

Awards:

2006 Design Commendation, Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council Awards
2003 Perles De Tahiti UK - 1st Place Men's Category
2003 Perles De Tahiti UK - 3rd Place Parure Category
1997 New Zealand Wearable Art Finalist
1993 SWEA Scholarship
1992 Master Cutlers Book Prize for Design; The Worshipful Co. of Cutlers.
1992 Highly Commended; The World Gold Council
1991 Award for Design: Travel Prize: The Worshipful Company of Cutlers
1991 1st Prize, Pewter Live: The Worshipful Company of Pewterers

Training College:

2008 Matric CAD
1993 Intro to creative business course (Goldsmiths' Company)
1992 B.A Honours Degree in 3D Design, jewellery and silversmithing
1988 Foundation course in art

Training and Apprenticeship
1988-1989 Apprenticeship, Atelsé Stigbert, Stockholm, Sweden

Public Collections:

- Bronze, silver and gold medals for 'Paddle Round the Pier', Charity, Brighton
- Commissions for MTV Award-Winning singer Anastacia including: "Freak of Nature" belt, large heart pendant/belt and various personal pieces.

Publications:

Regularly featured in Jewellery Focus, Retail
Jeweller, Ladies' First, Vogue and Look Magazine


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    Amitié Collection

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    Cirque Bracelet

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    Geo Collection

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    Raven Collection

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    Wild World Dragon

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    Entwined Love

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    Pixel Ring

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    Tahitian Pearl Wave Ring

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    Flowing wave tiara

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    Petal Collection