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Anthea Yeo


Anthea Yeo

Anthea has a HND Design Metals, Specialising in small scale art and jewellery design from the Plymouth College of Art and Design.

Since returning to live in North Devon in 2004, she has juggled parallel careers in education and developing her own metalwork style and collections. She has led creative recycling workshops at youth clubs and schools, and facilitated a social enterprise working with young adults and children of all abilities, to produce and sell art, made from recycled materials and found objects. When Anthea has a spare moment, she enjoys making props for local amateur theatre productions.

Commissioned work held in private collections in UK, America and Sweden.

Her work:

Anthea has been a metal artist since training at PCAD in 1994. Although her training was primarily using silver, she soon developed a love of working with copper and its varying colours. This, combined with a passion for recycling allows her to make unique and bespoke pieces of jewellery and small sculptures. To enable her to preserve the natural colours of the materials that she works with, she uses a range of methods to join layers of metal, without the use of heat, and enjoys the challenge that this can bring when making and designing a piece. She finds inspiration from found objects, often hoarding them for years, until the time is right to recreate them into something new and extraordinary.

Exhibitions include:

  • The Plough Arts Centre                                Torrington
  • Burton Art Gallery                                         Bideford
  • New Designers                                             Islington