A multidisciplinary artist, Anne has been working in clay since 2014. Her broad artistic scope includes murals painting, food styling, graphic, conceptual and interior design as well as fine art watercolour and acrylic painting and ceramics. A professional calligraphist, she has provided script for such clients as the House of Commons, the Speaker of the Senate, Royal Society of Canada and Ottawa Art Gallery.
Anne brings this wealth of artistic knowledge to her own ceramic practice, as well as her teaching. She finds great pleasure in sharing knowledge and igniting the imaginations of students as they explore their unique artistic potential. Anne is currently a studio potter and teacher at LOAM Clay Studio and an active member with the Ottawa Guild of Potters and its committees. Anne also is an integral part of her family’s business, Crossford Construction.
As a ceramicist, I love to create whimsical one-of-a-kind fun, functional and ornate art pieces, with an emphasis on innovative surface design. My background as a designer, calligrapher and painter informs my sense of colour, texture and form while also lending a refined level of detail and finish to my work. I incorporate wheel, handbuilding and sculptural elements to create unique, elegant shapes. What I enjoy most about clay as a medium is that it allows me to constantly explore new and challenging decorative techniques to express my innate creativity.