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Anne Türn

Artist's Work


    Work introduction

    For me being a ceramist is a way of living along with love for nature and wilderness. I have been experimenting with traditional materials -- clay, glass and light for more than 20 years, trying to break the rules, trying to make things that at first seemed impossible. With ceramics it is like with the nature. You have to listen. Never go against. The mountains tell to a mountaineer what you are allowed to do, and the same is in ceramics. I love to let the materials play, let things happen, let the materials create miracles.I love to expand boarders,  walk on the edge.
    Inspiration comes from the glaciers of Alaska and the Himalayas, the endless world of snow, clouds and whiteness, the power of the mountains.

    Artist Biography


    1964 Born in Tallinn Estonia

    1984-1991 studies at Tallinn Academy of Arts , Master of arts

    1992 studies at Institut of Keramik, Höhr-Grenzhausen

    1993-1994 studies at Kassel University , prof Busz

    Member of Estonian Artists` Association and Estonian Ceramic Artists` Association



    2018 Ceramics and Colours Award Faenza, Italy, Special Prize

    2017 GIC Biennale Icheon Special Prize

    2015 GIC Biennale Icheon Viewer`s Choice Award, Second place

    2011 Ceramist of the Year, Estonia

    2004 EuCeCo Athens, Greece, SILVER MEDAL

    2003 Prize de Caroque, Prize of the Ceramics Association Switzerland

    1998 The Second Biennal of Ceramics, Monterrey, Mexico,Grand Prix

    1997 Fletcher Challenge Award, Auckland, NZ, Merit Award

    1997 The 5-th Triennal of Small Ceramics, Zagreb, Croatia,Grand Prix



    2018 Under the Black and Baltic Deep, NCC, Minneapolis, USA

    2017 “5”, exhibition in Minsk History Museum, Belorussia

    2017 Pavsaris, Lithuania

    2015 International Ceramics Exhibition, Gzhel, Russia, Design Award

    2015 Goat-teapot exhibition, Shanghai

    2014 Horse-teapot exhibition Shanghai

    2012 Dragon-teapot exhibition Shanghai

    2011 Modern Ceramics, Pavsaris, Lithuania

    2009 Camard Associes, Paris, France

    2007 International Exhibition of Modern Ceramics, Jingdezhen, China

    2006 European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark

    2004 International Emerging Ceramic Artists Invitational, Fuping,China

    2004 Keramik Dieser Welt, Koblenz, Germany



    2017 Memory Boxes, Daugavpils, Latvia

    2016 and 2018 Martinsons Award, Daugavpils, Latvia

    2015 International Ceramics Competition Carouge, Switzerland

    2015 Premio Faenza, Italy

    2014 Westerwald Prize, Germany

    2014 Mino, Japan, Honorable Mention

    2013 Premio Faenza, Italy

    2010 Mixed Media, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany

    2009 At the Moment, Kapfenberg, Austria

    2009 Wewsterwald Prize, Germany

    2006 19-th Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics, Vallauris, France

    2004 The First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

    2003 The Second Ceramics Biennale, Korea

    2000 The Sixth Taiwan Golden Ceramics Award

    2000 ALTEC Ceramics Biennal, South-Africa.



    2018 Rain, Gallery HOP Tallinn, Estonia

    2013 Winter, Gallery HOP Tallinn, Estonia

    2013 Sea of Clay ,Maritime Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

    2011 Gaby Freymann`s Gallery, Schweinheim, Germany

    2011 Art Institute of Gzhel, Russia

    2010 Gisela von zur Mühlen`s Gallery, Kassel, Germany

    2003 Gallery of the Diplomatic School in Bonn, Germany

    1999 Gallery Fromme Contempora, Graz, Austria


    Since 1994 I have participated at workshops and conferences in Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Finland, USA, China, Croathia, Korea, New Zealand, etc

    Speeches and slideshows at NCECA, Ashville, USA, Fairbanks University, USA, Northern Clay Centre, Minneapolis, USA, Kassel University, Germany. At symposions in Zagreb, Auckland, Helsinki, Gmunden, Gzhel, Bonn, Icheon , etc

    Demonstrations and leading workshops in Icheon Ceramic Centre, Korea; Shenhou, China ; Auckland, New Zealand,and in my own studio in Tallinn , Estonia. I have been teaching special techniques to ceramics students in Tallinn Academy of Arts as a guest lecturer ,supervised practice of students of ceramics and participated as a supervisor in a training porgram for unemployed.

    Works in collections of Estonian Applied Art Museum; Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia; Art Museum of Monterrey, Mexico ;Auckland Museum, NZ; Art Museum of Amaroussin, Athens,Greece; Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan; Fuping Ceramics Museum, China; Noble Seafood Restaurant, Shanghai; Ashville Ceramics Centre, USA, Icheon, Korea, and in private collections from Australia to Russia.