Meet the "Annie" of Annie Hanks
Stephanie "Anne" Martin works in her Chattanooga based studio where she explores evolution within organisms, landscapes, and her own human connection to these. She is deeply inspired by the softness and strength of the universal woman, her two sons, and the honey bee.
When asked about her time running Annie Hanks, Stephanie says,
"Co-owning Annie Hanks was incredibly fruitful and rewarding. Katherine and I worked along each others side for five years to accomplish several goals that were made the day we decided to pursue our collaborative business. I believe Annie Hanks equipped me with everything I needed to move forward as an independent artist while leaving me with wonderful memories and a friend I greatly admire. "
Stephanie currently produces ceramics under her business, Minka Studio. Most of her work is sculptural, designed to be easily scaleable making it suitable for a residential space or for a large commercial need. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Peeples Cancer Institute.