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        Anna graduated with a BFA in jewelry from Pratt Institute where she discovered her love for metalwork and forging. While in school, she took bladesmithing classes at Peters Valley School of Crafts, and after graduating in 2015 she shifted her focus to blacksmithing. She has worked at Peters Valley School of Craft, Touchstone Center for Crafts, and Center for Metal Arts, as well as doing fabrication and architectural blacksmithing at Atlas Forge and Spirit Ironworks, Inc.

        Anna has a passion for teaching and showing beginner smiths the many different possibilities blacksmithing has to offer. She has taught at a variety of craft schools, including Peters Valley and Touchstone, and is currently traveling and working as a teacher and blacksmith. Her personal work focuses mainly on tool and utensil making, combining functionality with a refined, delicate aesthetic.

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