Anne Athena's practice springs from her deep interest in human behavior, spirituality and psychology, human beings and the stories of their lives, the history of humanity and its development and habitation on this planet. She works within the realms of figurative, surrealism and symbolism to create narratives that opens a window to the unseen worlds of the human being. Her research method is autoethnographic, a concept that deals with collection meaning instead of data. Anne Athena's ceramic practice is her medium wherein she can materialize her studies and contemplations. This combined with her passion for historical art and design results in an esthetics that is heavily influenced by traditional ceramics; pattern, ornamentation, the figure and the vessel.

 

Before Anne Athena was a ceramicist, she was a painter and today she uses that skill in her making. She combines her two artistic languages to create a three-dimensional canvas for her to tell her stories on. The four greatest influences in her life are actually all painters: Frida Kahlo, Dali, Gustav Klimt and William Blake.

 

Anne Athena holds a BA in Ceramics from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2014) and a MA in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art (2019).