Anna Wallis studied at Dunedin Polytechnic under Kobi Bosshard and Georg Beer graduating in 1992. She has exhibited her work both Nationally and Internationally since the 1990’s, and her work is held in permanent collections at the Dowse and Auckland Museum. Wallis considers making jewellery as an exercise in building or growing objects. She uses a process-based methodology where the economy of construction is of primary concern. Working mainly in metal, the outcomes are inextricably connected with how the pieces are constructed. Playing with scale, structure and surface treatments, there is a common thread of repetition throughout her works. Her pieces reference traditional jewellery while simultaneously siting machinery, architecture and crystalline or geological forms.