Ann Dillon pulled out a selection of her latest brooches, simple and elegant design solutions in polymer. Slices of extruded cane patterns cut at different heights stand next to each other on top of layered, textured bases cut into loose shapes. What took the most time, Ann admitted, was deciding which extruded circle patterns looked happy beside each other.

Ann doesn’t often refresh the pictures on her site and Facebook so it’s a treat to rifle through her latest works here in Virginia and give you a peek.

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  • reply donna Greenberg ,

    Ann’s new brooches are wonderful! Her deft combination of simple graphic elements is very fresh and playful. We wnt to see more!

    • reply Selma ,

      So simple and so beautiful ! I love the combination of colors!

      • reply Anita Brandon ,

        Lovely Retro Look!

        • reply Sherry Bailey ,

          Yea, Ann!!! You rock!

          • reply Debbie Crothers ,

            So simple and yet sooooooo effective. Love these.

            • reply Melanie Muir ,

              As well as producing wonderful work, Ann is very supportive and generous with her praise for the rest of us in the polymer community. It is lovely to see her getting recognition on PCD, thank you Cynthia!

              • reply sandra ,

                I like the combination of colors and hes stale.

                • reply fran williams ,

                  Love your work. How do you get such a gorgeous finish? I’m a metalsmith who is fairly new to polymer. I mostly bezel my work and make earrings in s. silver. Do you sand?? Really beautiful.

                  • reply Roseanna Smith ,

                    I must’ve looked at these brooches twenty times today. In addition to being great-looking, elegant, and even kind of fun, I think what I really enjoy about them is they seem like a perfect embodiment of polymer clay — they don’t look like anything else.

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