Anna Partna

Date: 09/04/2018
Location: NCSU Craft Center
Time: 7:00 pm

Anne Pärtna is a graduate of ECU (2007) and holds an MFA degree with concentration in Ceramics. She received her BFA degree from Estonian Academy of Art (2000), in her native Estonia where her family still resides on a farm on the Gulf of Finland. She threw her first pot on the hub of an overturned tricycle when she was nine years old while her younger brother spun the wheel. Anne prefers the volatile atmosphere of wood firing and
uses salt and simple glazes to bring the surfaces of her wide range of forms to life. Delicate line-drawings on cups, plates and covered jars and hand-built sculptural vessels are touched many times in multiple steps of forming, shaping, finishing, drawing and slip painting. Anne, together with her partner Adam Landman, is nurturing a partnership in business called Blue Hen Pottery. Adam and Anne live in Seagrove NC where they are raising two of the most beautiful and strange children along with an adorable dog and a flock of chickens, some of who are blue. They love to cook and eat together.