Anna is an artist and freelancer based in Sheffield where she works on a number of film, art and community projects. Her sculptural practice is routed in ceramic traditions and explores a narrative of form and language around apparent common objects often worn in some way.
Her work is informed by the multiple meaning of words and an interest in landscapes, collections and found objects that inspire feelings of safety or security – why we revisit and retain.
She is currently developing a project called The Daily Journeys We Wear working with women in Sheffield on a series of wearable sculptures visualising their identities.
Before freelancing Anna managed Lottery funding for the film exhibition sector. She set up Film Hub North, devising audience development strategies for film exhibitors across the North of England and founded This Way Up, the UK’s only cultural cinema exhibition conference.
Anna currently represents Birds’ Eye View’s Reclaim the Frame for Sheffield and recently produced Sea Change, a development lab for women in the film industry on the Isle of Tiree.
Originally from Cambridge, Anna studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and Design and University of Brighton. She also completed City Lit’s Ceramics Diploma. Her work has been featured in Ceramics Review, selected for the British Ceramics Biennial and longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize.