Anne Chambers is a studio potter and ceramics instructor creating wheel thrown and altered functional porcelain.
Anne has been working with clay for over three decades primarily with porcelain functional forms. Canada’s pioneer studio potters, Erica and Kjeld Deichmann were her first introduction to clay during the early 1960’s. Where patient and generous Erica would allow her to sit and shape small pots. Now years later, she realizes that contact as a pivotal moment to be treasured.
In her studio, Anne strives to balance her time between creating new work and teaching ceramics along with presenting workshops to schools and pottery guilds around the province.. She has always believed in the mentoring process and giving back to the community. Anne has been actively involved in the craft community volunteering for both The Ottawa Guild of Potters and FUSION: the Ontario Clay and Glass Association serving as President on both boards.
Recently, Anne has been focusing her volunteer energy with EmptyBowls.ca in Perth where much needed funds are raised for local food security programs.
She has participated in many Juried shows and Exhibitions in Ontario over the years including FUSION’s Fireworks Exhibition 2008 and 2005 and the invitational Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art: 100 Years of Functional Ceramics. She has won numerous awards from The Ottawa Guild of Potters including Best in Show. Her work has been published in the US ceramic magazine ‘Clay Times’ as well as ‘FUSION Magazine’.