Ann was born in Lower Hutt in 1952 and now lives in Dunedin. She has a diploma in Fine Arts from Ilam, graduated from Teachers College, Auckland in 1975, and completed a certificate in Craft Design (Jewellery) in1990. Since then Ann has worked full-time as a jeweller. She established Lure jewellery Workshop, Dunedin, in 1995, and exhibits nationally.
Ann says, I like jewellery that looks as if it has a life all of its own. I find it incredibly satisfying to bring a small object into the world that looks as if it already belonged, and that I just got to be the one to recognise it first.