Anne Athena

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Born in Denmark, Anne Athena’s beguiling ceramic sculptures are inspired by her deep fascination with human behaviour and the history of humanity. Heavily influenced by traditional ceramics, her hand-thrown vessels are decorated with intricate hand-paintings and mark-making, employing figurative and surreal symbolism to reveal the depths of human nature.

Athena developed her aesthetic at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art and the Royal College of Art in London, where she learned to merge illustration and ceramics to create a three-dimensional canvas. Drawing on influences such as Frida Kahlo, Dali, Gustav Klimt and William Blake, she transforms conventional patterns and forms by infusing them with her unique, holistic worldview.

Anne Athena lives and works in London. Her work is held in collections across the world.


    • Winner of Rosalind Stracey Ceramic Award 2021

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