Member Profile profile for Anne Sorensen
My work is anthropomorphic, exploring relationships, often in pairs. I try to show the complexity and strength in union. Balance and Imbalance is a concept constantly considered within my works.
Anne was born in Tasmania, but has spent most of her adult life living in Western Australia. She has been a practising glass artist for twenty five years. She is a studio glass artist. Her work is developed directly from emotional responses to events that occur in her life as well as in response to her environment. Much of her work is anthropomorphic. Key themes that drive her work are pairings, tonal change, line, light and balance. Anne’s career in glass began with stained glass. It was a natural development to move to warm glass, to enable more artistic expression. This was achieved with workshops from International and Australian glass artists. A workshop at Canberra Glass works with Klaus Moje and Kirstie Rea, in 2013, resulted in a one year Mentorship with Kirstie. This saw Anne consolidate and develop many of her ideas, particularly developing surface textures. Fuse-Casting glass allows the freedom to manipulate the glass in a molten state, alter colour and form using kilns, custom made metal moulds, heat and gravity. Surface treatments by machine or hand can evoke a subtlety of expression, to take advantage of the natural qualities of reflection and refraction that glass allows. Anne was a finalist in Ranamok Glass Prize in 2011 and 2012. She was also a selected exhibitor in the MAGE Glass Exhibitions 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Anne exhibits regularly in Australia in selected exhibitions. Her work can be seen in leading Galleries throughout Australia.
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