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Anne Pärtna

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Seagrove, North Carolina


Anne Pärtna is a graduate of ECU (2007) and holds an MFA degree with a 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.

Even though functional tableware has taken over her studio time in recent years, she always finds time for making sculptural and larger scale vessel forms which have been a constant throughout her career. 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. Each piece, from wheel thrown tableware to hand-built sculptural forms, is touched many times in multiple steps of forming, shaping, finishing, drawing and glaze painting.

Artist Statement

Most of my tableware today celebrates the quiet, fleeting moments when we find ourselves present: feeling the warmth of the sun, noticing a bee on a flower petal or a blade of grass swaying in the wind. It is startling when a faint smell or the quality of light triggers a memory, a feeling of familiarity. It must take us back to a moment when we noticed, fully took something in and recorded it for safekeeping. I hope to capture these moments of connectedness and sweet gratitude for all life and bring it to your table.

The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Atrium Health
Embassy Suites
Corning Incorporated
Fifth Third
Hilton Garden Inn
Independent Tribune
Eli Lilly and Company
Explore Cabarrus
Market Street Studios
Billy Harrison Revocable Trust for Charity
Cabarrus Brewing Company
F&M Bank
Impact Technologies
Publix Super Markets Charities
Shoe Show
Uwharrie Bank
Younce & Co., P.A
City Of Concord
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Cabarrus County

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