Annie O’Neill, a self-taught ceramic artist whose passion is highly decorated low fire earthenware, studied art at the HS of Music and Art in Manhattan where she was influenced by her painting teacher May Stevens. She went to Sarah Lawrence College and then opened The Mexican Folk Art Annex in NYC. For fourteen years she traveled back to Mexico buying and studying the abundance of folk art that has had a profound influence in her life. She worked with Nelson A Rockefeller curating his Mexican folk art collection and was project director for a book about that collection. After moving to Gardiner and working on large scale steel animals for many years she enriched her artistic vocabulary with workshops at Women’s Studio Workshop and learned about ceramics in informal WSW classes. She loves color and treats ceramics as an opportunity to paint! Each piece is one-of-a-kind and food safe.