The Creative Women Series
Anna Marrone

The Creative Women Series <br> Anna Marrone
We're back with our creative women series, and this week we're thrilled to feature Anna Marrone.

This week we're delighted to speak with Anna Marrone in our feature on Inspirational Creative Women. Anna is a Melbourne-based jeweller and illustrator. Her hyper-realistic illustration style and graphic design background naturally evolved to an interest in jewellery and engraving. In 2019, Anna attended Metallo Nobile in Florence, learning the craft of engraving under 'i maestri' Riccardo and Mayumi. Her beautiful hand made jewellery crafted from precious metals and gems features engravings with a playful sensibility. Anna has created a special collection of jewellery for Aestas, launching today in store and online. Discover this delightful collection here and read our inspiring chat with Anna on the Journal below.

Geo Signet Ring with white sapphires part of Anna's exclusive collection for Aestas.

Tell us about your professional journey - highlights, learnings, mentors.

I began as a graphic designer and illustrator doing very fine, hyper-realistic illustrations and it seemed like quite a natural progression to move onto engraving - sharing a studio with Jeweller Seb Brown might have had something to do with it. 

I learned my craft under 'i maestri' Riccardo and Mayumi at Metallo Nobile in Italy. It was such a dream of an experience, wandering to school every morning through the streets of Florence. I was lucky enough to have a collaboration teed up with Seb (who has been an immense help and inspiration) on my return at Pieces of Eight Gallery and have been honing my skills ever since. 

Anna learnt the art of engraving at Metallo Nobile in Florence.

Describe your creative process
It always starts with a sketch. As soon as I get a brief or when inspiration hits, the ideas start flowing thick and fast and I have to get them down. And then it's just a matter of figuring out how to make it. 

Engraving features heavily in many of  Anna's designs.

What are you working on right now, personally and professionally? 
Professionally, I'm working on developing my own style and aesthetic creating a range for Aestas has been wonderful for that. Personally, I'm working on cooking more. 

Favourite self care ritual/s to unwind?
A chilled red, a bowl of nuts and rewriting my list really neatly, haha. 

Favourite travel experience/s?
A recent trip to Italy with an architect friend took me to a bunch of truly inspirational sites (Tomba Brion, Villa Necchi, Lingotto/ Fiat Complex) that I might have otherwise missed and I'm forever grateful. 
Also the food, I'm basically just thinking about my next meal the whole time. Ristorante Mudec in Milano was an unforgettable experience. 

Ristorante Mudec in Milano 

Tomba BrionTomba Brion.


Lingotto / Fiat Complex
Lingotto/ Fiat Complex.

What makes you feel most alive?
Travel for sure - seeing new places with storied histories. Standing in front of a painting that a favourite artist once stood in front of. 

What are you looking forward to?
More learning!

Who or what is inspiring you right now?
I'm inspired by the incredible work and powerful energy of artist Marion Abraham. 

Melbourne based artist Marion Abraham

Insider home town tips?
The spiced mix nuts at Heart Attack and Vine.

Summer is our favourite season, what’s a song, taste and place that reminds you of summer?

Song:  What's a Girl to Do - Fatima Yamaha.

Taste: Nectarines! 

Place:  A picnic blanket in any of Melbourne's parks.
 Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

Biggest takeaway from the year?
I might need an assistant.

Shop Anna's bespoke collection for Aestas here

anna in her melbourne studio
Anna in her Melbourne studio wearing the Sunna Shirt in Saffron.
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