Ann Toplis trained as a furniture designer/maker with textile art as a second subject. Her range of wooden items are designed to show off the beauty of the natural grains and pattern of the wood. In recent years, she has emmersed herself in the beauty and complexities of Harris Tweed. This inspiration has been used in upholstery for furniture pieces and experimental artworks.
Recent work to be shown at Bear Flat Artists 2018 includes a range of brooches and further explorations with artworks using Harris Tweed yarns and machine embroidery