Anna Rasmussen

While studying business at college Anna Rasmussen (Dickson, AB) decided to take a community education pottery course and was hooked. She currently lives on a farm in central Alberta with her husband and owns the Gammel House Gallery and Pottery Studio in Dickson. She has also pursued more experience and education through Red Deer College, Series and the Australian Residency program. In Anna received the 2014 Linda Stanier and Family Memorial for Excellence in Ceramics.

Today, Anna’s work is about form, function and colour. She enjoys making pots that people use in their everyday life. She feels that in modern society where everything is mass-produced it is nice to take home a piece that has the human touch. Anna fires her pottery using a gas kiln and enjoys working with reduction glazes. Her biggest influences in decoration come from the surrounding environment.

All of Anna’s work is handcrafted from high quality stoneware clays. Each piece is original and made with lead-free and food safe glazes. This pottery can be used in the oven, microwave and freezer, but should not be taken from the freezer or fridge to the hot oven. While in the oven the bottom surface of larger pieces should be kept covered with either food or liquid to maintain an even heat. Pottery can also go in the dishwasher. With care, the pottery will give you many years of service and pleasure.

ACC Exhibitions: The Recipients (2015)