Annie Risbridger Hind
A lover of art and beauty for her whole life, Annie started learning the piano in her forties. After a tenuous start and gaining ABRSM to grade 5, she is now retired and enjoying trying to catch up with her inspiring pianist friends.
An impossible task - obviously - but she will do her best, and just loves learning and progressing in all her areas of interest!
Annie graduated from Sir John Cass School of Art in 1979 with a Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacture.
Always interested in nature, art and in making things, her path led from jewellery design to Manufacturing Engineering when she joined the family firm - Risbridger Ltd - in 1990. Being appointed a Director in 1997, Annie took over as Managing Director in 2003.
Annie’s interests are many and varied, and include gardening, botanical illustration, painting, sewing and knitting, cake making and decoration, interior and building design - not to mention piano and singing.
In 2003 Annie and Andrew Hind purchased Tigh na Breac, which had lain derelict since 1964. In 2004 a major rebuild project was undertaken, and the house completed in late 2007.
Acting as host and chief cook, Annie ran successful Painting Courses at Tigh na Breac from 2011 - 2016. A pianophile since starting to learn to play as an adult, Annie continues to learn and enjoy the playing of others.This is part of the motivation for the course, as well as acting as host for guests to enjoy Tigh na Breac..
More recently Annie has returned to the world of jewellery design, and continues to enjoy Bowerbird.uk.com
her jewellery and gemstone business, specialising in a range of fine nature and gemstone inspired pieces and
specialises in bespoke design for new and remodelled jewellery.
Having now retired from executive work at Risbridger Ltd., Annie has more time for practicing the piano
(and has hopefully moved forward from G5!) and following her other numerous pastimes!
City and Guilds - Advanced Craft Certificate in Jewellery (Diamond Mounting) 1978
Gemmological Association of Great Britain - Fellowship Diploma 1983
Polytechnic Diploma in Jewellery Design and Manufacture 1979