Anna Partna

 Blue Hen pottery is a partnership between Adam Landman & Anna Partna.  They both graduated from East Carolina University in 2007 & hold a MFA degree with a concentration in ceramics.  Anne received a BFA degree from Estonian Academy of Art (2000), where her family still resides on a farm on the Gulf of Finland.  She threw her first pot on the hub of an overturned tricycle when she was 9 years old while her younger brother spun the wheel.  Anne prefers wood firing, using salt and simple glazes to bring the surfaces to life.  Delicate line drawings and hand built sculptural vessels are reworked many times in multiple steps of forming, shaping, finishing, redrawing and slip painting.  

Adam loves to work in the low fire range but currently makes use of the wood fired kiln to finish his wares.  He is the project manager at StarWorks where an abandoned hosiery mill is being transformed into a center for creative arts.  He has little time to work in clay but still manages to make some work to satisfy his love/hate relationship with art.  He is happier than he looks.  

They reside in Seagrove, NC with their two beautiful and strange children, a dog & a flock of chickens, some of them blue.