About Me

Klimt Necklace by Ann Dillon

Klimt Necklace by Ann Dillon

I come from a long line of artisans and magpies. Design, color, and texture have always been major components of my life in one form or another. I grew up in my parents’ freelance home furnishings design studio. I majored in Fine Arts at UNH. I’ve always had to create something. For a long time, that took the form of weaving—mostly one-of-a-kind wearables.

Since 1993, I’ve been working with polymer clay, making mainly beads and jewelry. A few years back, smaller beads began to nudge at me and want to be part of the mix. Each piece I create is unique, and I’m constantly learning and incorporating new techniques and inspirations into my work.

My work has been featured in the following publications:

  • The Art of Polymer Clay: Millefiori Techniques, by Donna Kato
  • Polymer Clay: Creative Traditions, by Judy Belcher
  • Soutache and Bead Embroidery, by Amée Sweet-McNamara
  • Wire Jewelry; Crocheted, knitted, twisted & beaded, by Chrissie Day

My affiliations include:

My pieces are available at many LNHC shops, including:

As well as:

This year, I will be showing my work at:

12 Responses to About Me

  1. Ellen says:

    looks great!!

  2. Donna Baratta says:

    Love your new site Ann! A beautiful venue for a global audience. I anxiously await the completion of the “My Jewelry” section. I can’t wait to see what you have been working on.

  3. Kate Kilgus says:

    I fell in love with your work while working at the “Craftwear” exhibit this week at the Sunapee. My very lucky sister will be receiving a pair of your wonderful earrings for her birthday this month! It is so interesting to me that you have a weaving background; I’m a weaver myself! I hope our paths cross at a League event in the future; I’d love to meet you in person. Beautiful work.

    • Ann Dillon says:

      Thank you so much, Kate! I’m so glad you like my work! If you’ll be at the Fair this weekend, I’ll be at The Shop at the Fair both days. I’d love to meet you, too!

  4. Sam says:

    A mutual FB friend, Deirdre Donnelly , a cousin of mine, posted a pic of your ceramic plaques which I thought were stunning. Are they for sale anywhere ?

    • Ann Dillon says:

      Hello Sam,

      Thank you for liking my work! I checked Deirdre’s FB page, but didn’t see anything of mine. If you mean the green and red pieces I’ve posted on both of my FB pages, they’re actually polymer clay bowls. They were made for a swap at a retreat. They’re small… a little more than three inches, and are not functional. I’ve had a wonderful response to them, and will be making more. A couple of the galleries which have my work are interested in showing them… but first I have to make them… and figure out pricing! One friend also suggested making wall pieces in the same technique, so we’ll see! Again, thank you for your interest and comment!

  5. dick says:

    we purchased a painting of Mt Monadnock by your mother Augusta Dillon from old town farm antiques ( Bob & Hope Taylor) We are selling our home in Petrborough & wondering how to reach someone associated with Old Town Farm Thank You Richard Cravedi r.cravedi@ gmail.com

    • Ann Dillon says:

      Hi Richard,

      I just tried to answer this by email, but it wouldn’t go through… I got your email about my mother’s painting of Mt. Monadnock… though I think it’s probably one of her monoprints of the mountain. I wish I could tell you how to reach someone at Old Town Farm, but I can’t. I know Hope is still in the area, but am out of touch with her.

      Hope all goes well with your move. Where to? I’m still in my parents old house in Hancock. I believe we once had a cat of yours that turned up here… and thankfully, was returned to you.

      All the best,


  6. Tana Dursse says:

    I hope I have the right Anne Dillon. Was your mom’s name Augusta?

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