Annie is a furniture maker who splits her time between Bakersville, NC, and Cookeville TN. Joy, laughter, and the unexpected are at the heart of her work. She has been a resident artist at the Penland School of Craft, a Windgate Resident at multiple Universities, and she has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2019, Annie co-founded Crafting the Future, a collective of artists working together to provide equitable opportunities in the arts. She is currently Assistant Professor in the wood studio at Tennessee Tech University at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN.
• Balancing community service with your artistic practice.
• Listening to what your work is telling you about yourself and allowing that further inform who are and what you make.
• Seriously addressing humor and joy in your work.
• Making art your whole life - not your occupation.