Ann Perry McCosker was born and raised in the State of Vermont, USA. The child of two craftspeople, she was surrounded by a creative atmosphere that encouraged her to work with her hands. After acquiring her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Saint Lawrence University in 2011 she was accepted to NSCAD University to pursue her interest in craft. While taking Introduction to Jewellery she fell in love with working with metal and promptly became a Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing major. McCosker enjoys bringing skills from her diverse crafts background and passion for historic craftsmanship to her jewellery. Currently she combines the ancient technique of filigree, hollow forming, and gem setting.