Artist Statement and Bio

Artist Statement
I think about ceramics all day and all night – hence AM PM Ceramics – the name of my practice. It’s also my potters mark Anne Masters Potters Mark which goes onto every piece I design and make in my studio in the leafy suburb of Watson, Canberra. The clay I primarily work with is Australian porcelain – Southern Ice. It’s a vivid white and has translucence qualities when made in finer use.

My recent work has been the exploration of birds in our backyards/neighbourhoods. I make small, hand held birds slipcast and pierced with a pattern. They are made from Southern Ice Porcelain to emphasise the whiteness and translucency this clay produces in the making/firing processes. I also make bespoke jewellery and small dishes glazed in soft pale green and blues.  

Anne Masters was awarded the Master of Visual Arts from the Australian National University School of Art in 2011. In 2012, she was awarded Canberra’s Potters’ Society inaugural Emerging Artist Support Scheme. In 2013, Anne completed her first international residence at the International Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark.

From 2014 to 2015, Anne exhibited in three group shows, ceraMIX, at FORM Studio and Gallery in NSW; Protean, Nishi Gallery, Canberra and Canberra’s Potters’ Society, Surround/s.

In 2017, Anne established Gallery of Small Things (GOST). From 2018-2020, she exhibited at Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW; MU Studio Gallery, Mosman, Sydney; Craft + Design’s Annual Members exhibitions and The Corner Store Gallery, Orange as part of a Gallery swap with GOST.

Since 2018, Anne has been invited to judge awards and prizes wearing both hats – as an artist and as a Gallery Director/Curator. She has engaged as a member on artistic committees and roundtables and provide art expertise. Since 2019, she has also successfully run Business Basics for Visual Artists workshops in Canberra and NSW for individuals, groups and art organisations.

In 2024, Artduo commissioned Anne to create a public artwork for its client as part of their $20M renovation of Novotel Sydney City Centre. She created two artworks featuring 22 slip-cast porcelain birds inspired by the restaurant – Birdie. 

Anne Masters CV May 2024