Anne Sorensen has been a full time studio artist for thirty years. She began with lead light and copper foil, then kiln formed glass. The last twelve years has seen her practice devoted to kiln formed glass.
Having developed some basic techniques Anne has completed many glass workshops in Perth with local and International artists, also in Canberra, Scotland and New Zealand to broaden her class education. She has a Certificate 3 in Glass and Glazing.
Born in Tasmania, having spent her child hood in Hobart and a holiday home on the east coast of Tasmania, her natural environment was never taken for granted. Moving to Western Australia in her early twenties, she travelled and worked in Kununnurra in the North West of Western Australia. The vast difference between the country sides made a marked impression on her. The colour and beauty of the North West having a huge effect on the development her work, as do the present surroundings in Bouvard, 100 kilometres south of Perth
Experimentation is a large part of her practice. Working with glass powders, sheet glass and billets, she enjoys the challenge of taking an idea to fruition. Whether it be an idea based on an emotional response to events in her daily life, or simply an appreciation of her natural environment. Anne’s work is often anthropomorphic. Life’s balance is also constant consideration.
Anne has won numerous awards for her work, been selected in the Ranamok Glass Prize in 2011 and 2012 and has been a finalist in the prestigious Tom Malone Art Prize.
Anne exhibits throughout Australia and New Zealand and her works are held in private collections throughout Australia, the United Kingdom, France, New Zealand, Switzerland and U.S.A.