“In this private world the challenge is to give all the solutions equal weight – the parts – front & back, skin, structure, shape, idea; all have their own say. I like to keep some options open, room for another persons interpretation – jewellery that looks as if it belongs to the owner and has a life all of its own. I find it incredibly satisfying to bring a small object into the world that looks as if it already belonged and I got to be the one to recognise it first.”
Ann Culy was born in Lower Hutt in 1952, and now lives in Dunedin. She has a diploma in Fine Arts from Ilam, graduated Teachers College, Auckland, 1975 and completed a certificate in Craft Design (Jewellery) 1990.
Since then she has worked full time as a jeweller exhibiting widely within New Zealand and internationally. Ann’s work is held in the collections of The Dowse Art Museum and Te Papa Tongarewa. In 1995 Ann established the jewellery workshop Lure in Dunedin, where she continues to make today.