Annabel did her degree in Fine Art/Painting back in 1989-91, and has dabbled with various mediums since.
About 13 years ago she decided to challenge herself with a Blacksmithing and Metalwork course which brought her to Herefordshire, and saw the start of her small business -Tinkan Designs.
Re-using, recycling, and minimising waste, had been an ongoing theme in her art for many years. Tinkan Designs was about incorporating the recycling with the metalwork, and started with Annabel’s distinctive riveted Jewellery - made from ring-pulls collected from used drinks cans. Collecting different recycled ‘bits and bobs’ plays an important part in the artistic process, as her inspiration often comes from the found/saved objects themselves, especially when they are in multiples.
Annabel makes a range of jewellery, accessories, home decor, and garden art, and uses amongst other things materials such as tin cans, bottle tops, gas canisters, car parts, bike inner tubes, and plastic bottles.
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Contact : Annabel Neilson
Email : Tinkandesigns@yahoo.co.uk
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