In the summer of ’69 (or thereabouts) during a digging adventure, Anna Marie Torre Wright discovered this amazing gift from the earth called clay. Her mother encouraged her daughter to play with it; the little girl made a pinch pot and thus a love affair blossomed. Whenever the earth was disrupted on the family farm, if there was any clay to be found in the sandy soil, Anna Marie would scoop it up and enjoy the feel of it in her hands as well as the promise that it could be made into something.
Now that ‘little girl’ gets to play with clay all the time.
Anna Marie and her husband, Gregory, share their country home with two dogs. When not in the studio, Anna Marie can be found knitting on her looms or attending renaissance faires.