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Annie Hendrix

Clay / Sunset, LA / Master Craftsman

Artist Statement

Clay sculpture helps me to incorporate all that I have learned and experienced earlier in life into a new and whimsical expression. My clay building techniques include sculpting, pinching, coiling and slab work. The elements of my work are natural and “of the earth”. After being a musician for many years, I began to sculpt my “Laid Back” series. This includes musicians, Creole cooks, Indians, professionals, and Santa. Each piece seems to take on a life and personality of its own and is meant to bring a smile to your face. My “Laid Back” series captures the heart of the Louisiana history, culture and creativity.

Biography

I was born and spent most of my life in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a city that cultivates and nurtures music, the arts and individual expression. After spending many years making and enjoying the music of the city, I became drawn to a more visual art form – clay sculpture. For over 25 years I have enjoyed growing and evolving as an artist through my clay creations. I currently reside in Sunset, Louisiana but New Orleans is still in my heart. I would like to thank you for loving my art and taking a part of my art experience into your life.