Oh hi! I'm Anna. So happy you're here! Let's be friends. 

I am a wife to my husband Rhett, mama to our four beautiful daughters, believer in Christ, and a ceramic artist. I adore the creative process of clay and teaching clay classes. I have a BFA in Ceramics, and have taught children and youth for over 15 years in art centers, summer camps, preschools, homeschool co-ops, church and was an assistant director at an art center for two years. I love clay, people, trees, travel, beaches & mountains, kids jokes, good food and dark chocolate. 

When I was little my mama used to settle in with a cup of hot cocoa and warm cookie at the end of her day and say, "this is a hyacinth to my soul." As a kid, I thought she was really involved with her treat. But now as a mama to four littles, I get that she was having a moment to feed her soul. As I got older, I asked her what it meant to be a hyacinth to your soul and she shared this old poem, 

If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.

Basically meaning that feeding your soul is as important as feeding your body. And as a mama, I feel this need so deeply. I feel like the more my soul is fed, the better of a human I am, the greater capacity I have to love my children. I want to live abundantly and give my children my best self. When I spend time creating in the studio, throwing on the wheel or hand building with clay, I feel recharged and ready to give my energy back to my kids. 

As much as it is a hyacinth for me to create my ceramics, I hope it feeds your soul to hold and use my art. Whether it's intentional decor in your home or functional art or part of a daily ritual, I hope it brings a bit of wonder, maybe gives you a break from chaos and is a hyacinth to your soul.