About Us

 

Annie Hanks Ceramics

 

The ceramic work created within Annie Hanks Ceramic Studio is made collaboratively by Stephanie Anne Martin and Katherine Hanks. A modernist aesthetic characterizes Annie Hanks utilitarian and fine-artwork which often resembles human and feminine form, horizon, and landscape. The porcelain and stoneware work is thrown and finessed by the hands of both women, enhanced by handmade and individually embellished crystalline glazes, and fired in an oxidation atmosphere in their Chattanooga, Tennessee studio.

Annie Hanks Ceramic Studio is a private, production ceramic studio, providing dishwasher and microwave-safe, lead and barium-free pottery. Annie Hanks Ceramics offers small business custom orders, gift registries, a distinguished fine art line, unique utilitarian, wheel-thrown pottery, and shipping across the US.

 

   Katherine Hanks McAlister

 

 

Katherine was raised in San Antonio, Texas with a great appreciation for the outdoors, imagination, and creativity. Her love for art was fostered through spending summers in the landscape of the Texas Hill Country- a motif that, even still, is reflected in much of her work.

She graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and has since lived in Chattanooga with her husband, Rob. Together, they enjoy hiking, cooking, yoga, and travel. Both her photographic work and ceramic work is full of natural references and an isolated focus on form and beauty. 

 

Stephanie Anne Martin

 

photo by chandler sowden

 

Stephanie's initial experience in clay held strictly therapeutic value. She found an instant connection to the ceramic medium as it allowed an expression from within and a manifestation of internal growth into tangible form. Her growth in clay was quickly reflected in herself. As her need for art therapy diminished, she grew deeply passionate for an artistic expression that in many ways shaped her life. When asked to describe the relationship she has with her work, Stephanie states, “I feel a profound connection between the evolution of clay and myself. To me, it serves as a beautiful allegory of life and each person’s individual journey through it. At the completion of both a ceramic vessel and the development of an individual, the audience is left with a lasting impression.”

 

Features

November 2018. City Scope

August/September 2018. Where Women Create Magazine.

June 2018. Hemispheres Magazine. United Airlines.

February 2018. VoyageATL.

December, 2017. Convergence. Times Free Press.

August, 2017. Katherine Hanks. Work Inspired by Rocks at Lobster Point. Hunter Art Museum.

August, 2017. Stephanie Anne Martin. Phenomena Royal Violet Visitation. Hunter Art Museum.

November, 2017. Convergence. Nooga.com

March, 2017. Interview with Stephanie and Katherine. Lee Clarion.

November, 2016. Cardui Collective. Nooga.com

September, 2016. Drink to Your Health at Wildflower Tea Shop & Apothecary, Times Free Press.

September, 2016. smART: Auction and Benefit. Southern Lit. Alliance.

September, 2016. AVA Gallery Hop, Chattanooga.

August, 2016. Sweet Peach Blog, Pamela Burger

Spring/Summer, 2016. Katherine & Rob. Weddings Unveiled.

June, 2016. Chattanooga, Hip Green Scene.

July, 2015. VSCO Chattanooga City Guide, Joe Dodd

May 2015. Grand Opening Show, River's Edge Gallery, Kerrville, TX

April, 2015. Joe Dodd, Photographer