Anne Hirondelle | Tandem Teapot Diptych
|Biography Statement Ask the Artist In the Studio|
Anne Hirondelle earned a BFA degree from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1976. Her educational background also includes a year in law school and a degree from Stanford University in Counseling Psychology.
Her works have been seen in one-person exhibitions in more than a dozen galleries on both coasts and in the midwest. Among her awards: a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, First Place in the Cedar Creek National Teapot Show, and First Place in Women in Washington: The First Century. Ceramics Monthly featured her work in March, 1993, and she has lectured at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the British Columbia Potters Guild in Vancouver.
Because I rely on the vessel as my core metaphor, I rely on tradition. I see my pieces as a personal restatement of a very old statement, as a visual thread between the past and the future as I find meaning in the present. They are expressions of my desire for order, harmony, rootedness, and a little grace in this world that feels as though it is flying apart. Through my vessels, I hope to speak, not centre stage, but in the quiet, contemplative niches and corners of the individual and collective psyche.
Where do you get the ideas for your work?
Do you work alone on your craft, or with others?
Do you ever teach, or take on apprentices?
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What sort of technology do you use in your work? Has the technology of your craft changed dramatically over the past 100 years?
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In the Studio
Adjusting Handle and Spout of Teapot
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