Clay is my medium for exploring.
Clay is my medium for exploring unknown and forgotten dreams, myths and connections. Creating new work is a journey into the dark center where everything is born and everything is connected. It is a solitary adventure, full of mystery and wonder which I bring back to share with you.
Making my torsos, I celebrate the Great Goddess in her various forms again and again, tracing plants, animals, birds and insects onto her skin.
My work is hand built using a mixture of press-moulding, slab building, carving and coiling techniques. I often use smoke firing techniques to paint the surface of unglazed work or add an extra glow to glazes.
I was born in Copenhagen and grew up in Sweden in the archipelago outside Gothenburg.
I graduated from Uppsala University with a BA in Fine Art and then managed the Ceramics Department at Medborgar skolan in Uppsala for a few years before working as a ceramic designer at the Tao Fong Shan mission in Hong Kong. After Hong Kong I spent the next five years traveling, making a living as a free lance journalist and photographer before moving to Napa Valley in California to live with my wine making boy friend.
In 1988 I moved to Hastings in East Sussex, got married and then unmarried but have managed to stay put in a place where the hills sing.
I changed my name from Anne to Anna when I moved to England because few English people pronounce the e in my name and I couldn’t get used to being called Ann.
The Open Art Fair Utrecht September 11-15, 2012, represented by Gallery Mooi-Man
The Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam October 25-28, 2012, represented by Gallery Mooi-Man
The Artwave festival in Lewes, East Sussex, August -Sept
You can find my work at;
The Cuckoo-Cuckoo Gallery in George Street, Hastings Old Town
Gallerie Mooi-Man, Groningen, Holland