Ann’s parents were artists and as such painting, sculpture, pottery and arts and crafts were always a part of her life growing up on the West Island outside of Montreal in the 1960’s. Her parents didn’t want their children to feel that they had to colour within any established lines, so colouring books were banned from her household and instead they had blank pages and plenty of scrap materials to create art. Ann took fine art classes at Concordia University in the early 1970’s and has always had a particular fascination with glass.
Loving the colours, the shapes and the way light plays on this medium, in 2012 she began to pursue a lifelong dream to do glassblowing and learned to flame work glass from Grace Edwards in Ottawa. Having taken courses with Corina Tettinger , Hayley Tsang Sather , Holly Cooper, Amy Bond, Susan Stortini, Muriel Duval, Karina Guévin, Cédric Ginart, Charlynne Lafontaine and Zuzana Hron, Ann employs many different techniques and is especially fond of blowing hollow forms. Inspired by the shapes and hues found in nature, Ann’s designs incorporate clean, simple lines and bold colours.