Anna Johnson

August 24, 2021

Anna Johnson-Pistachios

Anna Johnson is featured in our 2021 Exhibition 'Sticks and Stones & Broken Bones' 
July 31st – October 31st

Our Autumn exhibition celebrates contemporary artists that aren't afraid to push limits by moving away from classic designs and towards recognizable imagery.



Q: Where did you study Jewelry/Metalsmithing and when?

A: Appalachian State University


Q: What inspires your work?

A: humanities concept of value in relations to the natural world.


Q: Do you have a favorite piece you've made?

A: Yes, ex unitate Necklace


Q: What made you want to start making jewelry?

A: I found it as a child and it continued to peak my interest throughout the years. I have a fondness of little things, am prone to hyper focusing on tiny details, a sentimental nature, and a love of discovery; these, among other things, can be fed though my practice of making jewelry.


Q: What is your favorite process? Why that one over others?

A: That would be like saying I have a favorite child! I love them all and rotate which one suits my preference constantly depending on the day.


Q: Who is your favorite artist/who do you wear?

A: Bob Ebendorf


Q: Is there an artist on your personal wishlist that you hope to own one day?

A: Ute van der Plaats


Q: What is something you would want someone to know about your work that they might not know?

A: Plants, bones, precious metals, gems and minerals, are all meant to carry equal weight in "the narrative" of my work. I like to think of my pieces as little lifecycle abstracts of different organisms coming together, feeding one another.


Q: When you're not making jewelry, what are you doing?

A: Gardening! Although technically that could pass as making jewelry, I cast many plants I grow to incorporate into my work.


Q: Is there anything else you would like to add?

A: Thank you so very much for including my work in the exhibition!


 Anna Johnson

Asheville, NC


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