Ann Schunior's work is inspired by traditional crafts around the world. Her pottery forms come from the unfailing shapes of simple functional ware, but her surface designs come from animal imagery on petroglyphs, wood carvings and fabric paintings of traditonal cultures. Ann travels widely to meet craftspeople that still work in the old ways.
FRUITLANDS MUSEUM CRAFT FESTIVAL
ARTS IN COMMON
March 2020 - Bhutan
Training Women in Rural Ghana to be Potters
Since 2007 I have visited the village of Sirigu, Ghana, three times. When I was there in January, 2013, I was delighted when they asked if I could help them raise money to train more young women as potters.
That project ended years ago, but the slideshow I made for it is still on Youtube.