Anne Podbielski was brought up in Geneva, Switzerland, and began her career in the finance industry. Her job, however, did not satisfy her creative needs, so she decided to focus exclusively on her artistic passion. Drawn to stone from a very early age, Anne began working with a variety of materials such as gypsum, marble, granite, and alabaster - all of which she carved by hand - yet discovered a deep affinity for bronze because of its texture and combination of colors.
Anne's instinct, combined with stubborn research, led her toward purified forms combining strength and simplicity. Her characters with rounded shapes are a mixture of abstraction and positive energy. She finds inspiration from artists such as Brancusi, J. Epstein, and Henry Moore, as well as the Easter Island Sculptures carved by the Rapa Nui people between 1250 and 1500.
Most recently, Anne moved to Obidos, Portugal, where she began working with local craftspeople to transform her work into timeless homeware pieces. Inspired by the atmosphere of her adopted country, she started using a brighter palette of warm, acid-toned glazes, enhancing the hand-made nature of her work. Her aim is to integrate art into everyday life through the domestication of her sculptures, associating the purity of the line with the imperfection of artisanal tradition and making every single vase a unique piece of Art.