Anne Grotian was born in Hamburg, Germany. She completed a Diploma of Engineering, graduating in Fashion-and Textile Design. Since migrating to Australia in 2009, she has been exploring the sculptural qualities of clay.
Her work starts with the interest in form. There is no difference if it is a form of a horse, head or coiled pot. The process is generally a long one and there are no shortcuts.
If she is satisfied with the object, the process of refining ideas starts. Through cut outs, laying down and negative space they formulate a new concept.
The work is no longer only ceramic but sculptural through the size and place.
Grotian is scheduled for a solo exhibition in Albany in 2022 and exhibits regularly in Dunsborough in Sculpture by the Bay.
Her work is held in public and private collections.