A Little Bit About Annie Q
The daughter of an airline pilot, Annie had the great fortune of traveling to many of the world's most breathtaking destinations. She uses the memories of Renaissance Cathedrals, moorish palaces, and towering evergreens to inspire her work with ceramics.
Each piece of Quigley Ceramics begins on the potters wheel with a humble ball of clay. After the form is made, Annie sketches a design on the leather hard pot that balances delicate appearance with structural stability. The clay is delicately carved by hand while the clay is at a perfect moisture level. Every edge and corner is carefully smoothed and softened. After a long period of drying, each piece is fired, enveloped in a beautiful glaze, and fired once more to 2,200 degrees to ensure strength.