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Anna Schéffer – ceramist

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Everybody wears a mask. This recognition belongs together with to the cognition of ourselves. So the mask belongs to our personality. In the ancient cultures, at the time of the Inca and Eastern empires, masks used to have some symbolic, or cultic meaning.

The helical spiral is the symbol of the soul, gold means sun, the sun itself is life and knowledge. Anna Schéffer’s favourite objects are masks and wicker plates. Regarding Nature as her primal master, she lets natural forms and colours dominate in her art. Sometimes she borrows a piece of nature, when she makes a copy of a tree-trunk to create a rustic surface, or she makes an exciting pattern by using the imprint of some nicely shaped leaves or characteristic plants. Wherever she goes, she collects interesting creatures of Nature to use them for her own creations.