Anne uses simple materials and her hands to create new forms. She has a life long love of making, using basic ‘domestic’ skills of sewing for her family, knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, plant dyeing, felting, simple book making, stitching, drawing with natural pigments and free form basketry.
As one of the initial group that started the first Waldorf/Rudolf Steiner school in WA, she developed the craft curriculum and taught at the Perth Waldorf School for many years. Since then she has taught children, adults and community workshops.
Anne has turned her focus to exhibiting her works, with solo exhibitions and she also participates in many group exhibitions.
Her most recent workshops have been
- Sensing Stitch, workshop, The Sound Temple, Sawyers Valley, WA
- Exploring Stitch, workshop, Midland Junction Arts Centre, WA
- Birds, Bats and Bees, children’s workshop, Midland Junction Arts Centre, WA
- Perth Waldorf School teachers’ PD, artistic activities, Bibra Lake
We are blessed at The Sound Temple to have Anne as an advocate and presenter in the Perth Hills as part of our Common Threads Woven Through Community Exhibition since its inception in 2018.
Common Threads Woven Through Community is a month long community engagement project which includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages.
Our 2020 theme embraces the inter connection of our living world – the seen and unseen “The Pollination of Life” exploring the underlying connections between artists, creatives, sustainable enterprises and movements. As we all carry a thread that collaboratively weaves the health and wellbeing of our collective future on this planet.
These events are designed to share art and craft forms and exchange knowledge, to open participants up to a new way of life, they encourage the questioning of our thought patterns, they support the dissolving of old belief systems bringing a sense of belonging. You will feel deeply inspired by being part of a continuing impulse of considerable change.