Anna is a part-time ceramicist, yoga teacher and public-servant for the Victorian Environment Department.
Working in her coastal home on Phillip Island, Anna produces simple and functional pieces to be used daily.
Each piece is shaped on the wheel or by hand and will vary slightly in size and form.
Anna uses both yoga and ceramics as a mindful practice for creativity and self inquiry. She has a deep love for the natural environment and the outdoors.
She considers her ceramic and yoga practice both vital to her mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
Anna is also a bush firefighter with Forest Fire Management Victoria, responding to bushfires across the state. This can cause some delays with orders during summer and particularly given the severity of the current season, some orders and items may be delayed.
Anna believes in businesses that better the world which is why 5% of Anna’s total profits from sales of her ceramics during 2019/20 will be donated to Collective Being.
Collective Being is a Victorian-based registered health promotion organisation offering accessible yoga and mindfulness programs designed specifically for people and groups who have experienced complex or relational trauma. Their programs are facilitated by highly skilled and trained trauma-informed practitioners.
Collective Being focus on working with children, youth and adults from refugee backgrounds, through partnerships with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Prahran Hub and Save the Children. In addition they also deliver programs for women's groups, people seeking asylum, LGBTQI+ groups and people experiencing social isolation or mental health conditions.
As a trauma-informed yoga facilitator, Anna believes deeply in the work that State of Being do and hopes to support them further to continue providing accessible yoga programs to the community.
For more info on the wonderful work State of Being do, visit their website