Artist: LeeAnn Herreid
Method: Repurposed London bus panel
Size: 8 x 5cm
LeeAnn Herreid is a professional jeweller whose career began in 1984 when she sold her first pieces and began a four year apprenticeship under a master goldsmith. From there she went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewellery and Light Metals from Rhode Island School of Design (Class of ’91). Creating unique jewellery pieces, LeeAnn founded her company Individual Icons in 1993.
During the course of her career, LeeAnn has achieved national and international success including invitations to curated exhibits such as a show at the Victoria and Albert Museum, I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now, and is currently working with the Metropolitan Opera turning the crystals from the world-famous Sputnik chandeliers into wearable jewellery. After 25 years working at a jewellers bench, LeeAnn returned to school to earn a Graduate Gemologist degree at the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.).