Anne received her BBA from Baruch College and has a diverse background in business and the jewelry arts. An independent studio artist for over 15 years, her enameled and lampworked jewelry has been included in numerous exhibitions, collections, and publications. She was recently selected for the juried Materials: Hard + Soft Contemporary Craft Exhibition, and the Enamel Arts Foundation has acquisitions of her work. Anne was most recently published in "Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist" (November 2016) and in the book, "Art Jewelry Today 4" (2016). She is the current treasurer of both the Society of North American Goldsmiths and The Enamelist Society.
Anne is an enamelist, metalsmith, and lampworker (she makes glass beads). Anne is inspired by many of the abstract painters, space objects and creatures from her imagination, molecular level shapes, geometry, clay artists, building structures, flowers, etc.
The world is imperfect and that is reflected in much of Anne’s work – not a perfect circle or square – rough around the edges. Even nature, which is the closest anything comes to perfection, manifests its “perceived flaws” in the imperfect flower, the decaying tree bark, or the mold-ridden fence-post. All these beautiful “flaws” drive her work.
Her enamel pieces are intended to express humor, or make a social, political, or environmental statement, while balancing the color palette selected. Her drawings, which are created with dental tools scratching through hardened liquid enamel, convey Anne’s ideas about the subject matter that is dominating her thoughts at the time. From her perspective, the world suffers from many injustices covering all spectrums of thought. She uses her art to express and convey her ideas about the many problems and issues that literally plague our planet.
Anne’s motivation is simple and pure – she wants people to be moved by the balance of the lines and forms, but most importantly the colors – have a visceral, soul-stirring response. If that happens, her work is done.
Classes Taught By Anne Havel:
In the Heat of the Moment: Torch Firing Enamel with Anne Havel