Creative Folks

Issue no. 1

Emma from Anamone Studios

Emma began ceramics over 4 years ago, starting with hand building then moving onto the wheel and now combining the two to create earthy simplistic forms out of her studio based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. 

Anamone Studios began to take shape after Emma left her art directors position early last year, seeking change she turned the lounge room of her one bedroom apartment into a studio and has been making ever since.

Now in her third studio purely for making, Anamone Studios creates thoughtful handmade stoneware ceramics for the everyday. Each piece awakening your senses. 

What/who inspires you as a maker? 

My main inspiration is in the making process itself. There’s a lot of experimenting, testing new forms, techniques, clay bodies and glazes. There’s a heap of trial and error. Other times it's more personal, like wanting to create something specific for my home or for a friend. Or it can come from everyday moments, places, music or podcasts.

How do you feel when you are in your studio creating? 

I love being in the studio, so I’m there A LOT! I find working with clay to be really therapeutic. It stills the mind, also teaches patience and letting go... an art I’m still learning.

How would you describe your style?

My style is refined and simple with natural tones and subtle patterns.

What is the beauty behind a handmade ceramic, in comparison to something mass produced? 

Handmade pieces are one-of-a-kind, durable and made with heart and soul. There’s a tactile difference - it’s cosy and snug. I’m hoping it sparks awareness and appreciation of where and how things are made.

 

Lastly, what are you goals as an artist?

I’d like to keep doing what I’m doing and making things I love. Maybe have a larger studio, a house of my own and a dog named Street. 

Emma will be selling some of her wares at the Plant Room

Makers Market on Aug 25th.

Stockists

anamonestudios.com

The Plant Room - theplantroom.com.au

Nikau Store Byron Bay - nikaustore.com

Keel Surf Supply Freshwater - keelsurfsupply.com

Koskela - koskela.com.au (coming soon)

Want to know more?  @anamonestudios  www.namonestudios.com

What/who inspires you as a maker? 

My main inspiration is in the making process itself. There’s a lot of experimenting, testing new forms, techniques, clay bodies and glazes. There’s a heap of trial and error. Other times it's more personal, like wanting to create something specific for my home or for a friend. Or it can come from everyday moments, places, music or podcasts.

How do you feel when you are in your studio creating? 

I love being in the studio, so I’m there A LOT! I find working with clay to be really therapeutic. It stills the mind, also teaches patience and letting go... an art I’m still learning.

How would you describe your style?

My style is refined and simple with natural tones and subtle patterns.

What is the beauty behind a handmade ceramic, in comparison to something mass produced? 

Handmade pieces are one-of-a-kind, durable and made with heart and soul. There’s a tactile difference - it’s cosy and snug. I’m hoping it sparks awareness and appreciation of where and how things are made.

 

Lastly, what are you goals as an artist?

I’d like to keep doing what I’m doing and making things I love. Maybe have a larger studio, a house of my own and a dog named Street. 

What/who inspires you as a maker? 

My main inspiration is in the making process itself. There’s a lot of experimenting, testing new forms, techniques, clay bodies and glazes. There’s a heap of trial and error. Other times it's more personal, like wanting to create something specific for my home or for a friend. Or it can come from everyday moments, places, music or podcasts.

How do you feel when you are in your studio creating? 

I love being in the studio, so I’m there A LOT! I find working with clay to be really therapeutic. It stills the mind, also teaches patience and letting go... an art I’m still learning.

How would you describe your style?

My style is refined and simple with natural tones and subtle patterns.

What is the beauty behind a handmade ceramic, in comparison to something mass produced? 

Handmade pieces are one-of-a-kind, durable and made with heart and soul. There’s a tactile difference - it’s cosy and snug. I’m hoping it sparks awareness and appreciation of where and how things are made.

 

Lastly, what are you goals as an artist?

I’d like to keep doing what I’m doing and making things I love. Maybe have a larger studio, a house of my own and a dog named Street. 

Emma will be selling some of her wares at the Plant Room

Makers Market on Aug 25th.

Stockists

anamonestudios.com

The Plant Room - theplantroom.com.au

Nikau Store Byron Bay - nikaustore.com

Keel Surf Supply Freshwater - keelsurfsupply.com

Koskela - koskela.com.au (coming soon)

Want to know more?  @anamonestudios  www.namonestudios.com

Emma will be selling some of her wares at the Plant Room

Makers Market on Aug 25th.

Stockists

anamonestudios.com

The Plant Room - theplantroom.com.au

Nikau Store Byron Bay - nikaustore.com

Keel Surf Supply Freshwater - keelsurfsupply.com

Koskela - koskela.com.au (coming soon)

Want to know more?  @anamonestudios  www.namonestudios.com