Anna is a ceramics artist creating unusual and unique figurative based sculptures often incorporating other materials post firing.
A Derry native, Anna finally settled in Belfast in 1999 after years of study in Cumbria, Cardiff and a bit of travelling as far as Australia via Asia. When creating her work, Anna uses stoneware crank clay, exploiting the expressive nature and sturdiness of the clay through a combination of hand building and press moulding. Often porcelain slips are introduced to the process with the intention to create subtle and sometimes unpredictable contrast in texture and finish on the surface as well as introducing colour.
In general Anna mostly wants to get smiles, but there is a slight edginess to her work that challenges the onlooker. Whether this is to widen their perception of what ceramics can be or to waken up their imagination, or something else entirely, that is for them to determine.