Full Name: Ann Baker
Date Joined: 1993
Member Classification: Fellow since 2002
The shapes Anne creates with clay are directly influenced by her appreciation of Asian art and her experiences while living on a desert in Southern Utah, where the earth shoots up into a very dramatic formation outlined by space. Her work includes both hand built and wheel thrown pieces made with stoneware clay fired to cone 10 reduction. She makes, cleans, fires and glazes each piece with glazes she developed to compliment her designs and shapes. Her glaze pallet ranges from subtle grays and blues to black. Both the desert and love of Asian pottery inspires the clean line, the emphasis of negative space, the shapes, design and all over feel and emotion of her pottery.