Woven II was originally included in the 2021 VASE exhibition. It is made from hemp porcelaneous stoneware and glaze. It is functional and has an affixed interior cup that allows water.
Anna Valenti is a ceramic artist born in New York and raised throughout the United States. Stemming from family traditions of weaving, gardening, and jerry-rigging, her work centers around gathering spaces and the domestic objects that cultivate belonging. She weaves and pinches clay vessels ranging from pots to chairs to screens. Anna graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with her BA, practiced there again as a ceramics post-baccalaureate student, and received her MFA from the Maine College of Art.
Anna has exhibited nationally at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Maine, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine, Bray North Gallery in Montana, The Clay Studio in Pennsylvania, Tippetts & Eccles Gallery in Utah , Soo Visual Arts Center in Minnesota, and the Hyde Museum in New York. She is the recipient of the 2019 Professional Development Grant, 2020 NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship, and 2021 Colorado Arts Grant. Her research is in fiber clay bodies. Anna currently teaches ceramics at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and maintains a studio in Longmont, Colorado.
Every handmade piece at Alma’s is a story of its craft.