Our random facts series of blogs is our fun way of letting you know a little more about the artist's you admire. Here we pose a few random questions to Uxbridge Ontario ceramic artist Ann Cummings.
My work tends to be more decorative and includes imagery of nature and architectural embellishments. Often I'll try to represent fluidity in a static form and I'm constantly influenced by textiles and the repetition that textiles so often includes.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ann Cummings first became enamoured with clay many years ago, ever since she was at Wayne State University her my home town of Detroit. Since then she has taken many courses, done many residencies and taught at several art schools in Canada. Ann's real education though came into being as a gallery assistant for 25 years at Prime Gallery in Toronto, once the premier showcase for the best of craft based artwork.
Several of the gallery artists were from the Uxbridge area so when she coincidentally moved to Uxbridge Ann became involved with the studio tour as a practicing ceramic artist. Her previous associations were helpful but she was duly impressed with the outstanding quality of the artist’s work and the amazing dedication of all the artists involved. "It certainly seemed like a perfect fit as my work did not fall into the more common functional category of ceramic work so I was a bit unusual that way".
Ann's work tends to be more decorative and includes imagery of nature and architectural embellishments. Often she will try to represent fluidity in a static form and she's constantly influenced by textiles and the repetition that textiles so often includes.
Many of Ann's works are for the wall and included another area of artwork which involves printmaking and image transfer. "This is not such as easy task but one that is challenges me every day".