Seagrove Pre-Conference Artist and Conference Organizer
Anne Pärtna is a graduate of East Carolina University (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 but also uses salt and simple glazes to bring the surfaces of her wide range of forms to life.
Anne and her partner Adam Landman live in Seagrove NC, where they are nurturing a partnership in business called Blue Hen Pottery.
Her Bourry-box kiln takes roughly 24 hours to fire with an overnight shut down. Small amount of salt will be used at the end of firing.