Studio Anna

Studio Anna collectables, 1950sStudio Anna
made in Australia 1950s

A fantastic set of Studio Anna pieces – across the states of Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria.

Studio Anna established their pottery in Sydney in the early 50s, and then proceeded to market to all states in Australia. Studio Anna is recognised by the hand-signed, and hand-drawn images- incised into the pottery.

Here we have a jug, “The Oasis, Brisbane”, with a pin dish “Tasmanian Devil” and then a plate “Bright, VIC”.

All recognised as Studio Anna work, but not hallmarked as such- each of the pieces are early, and small- and so don’t lend themselves to backstamps or labels.

I have numerous posts of other Studio Anna works- because it’s gorgeous and collectable- and Australiana and – contextual and botanica…

This collection of three Studio Anna pieces: $AU80
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50s church

Studio Ann 'Flynn's Church, Alice Springs'Studio Anna pin dish
made in Australia, 1950s

Studio Anna made souvenirware for tourists to take home from Australia in the 40s and 50s- and here we have a lovely pin dish from Alice Springs inscribed ‘Flynn’s Church.’ Clearly, Flynn’s Church was a] an important institution in Alice Springs and b] in Alice Springs.

I love the bland churchy rendering of this image- it could be any of a hundred churches built in the 50s – so I suspect it was mass produced for the many- but given a hand-inscribed name for the few.

I’m a great fan of Studio Anna – hand-renderings in ceramic glaze of the 50s and 60s in Australia- a wonderful portrait of the times. I have  amassed a sizeable collection – see several posts below.

The Studio Anna pin dish ‘Flynn’s Church’ is for sale: $AUD35

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