The A.MUse Emporium of Loveliness is an Emporium of eclectic loveliness and unusual objects of desire for discerning Ladies and Gentlemen.
Step into a dream, a memory fragment of understated elegance and beautiful fragility with Anna Murfin's ceramics, her collection of jewelry and objects d′art that take inspiration from the beauty of the imperfect, the impermanent and the incomplete and her paintings that each have a story and a past.
Anna Murfin is an internationally exhibited artist who completed a degree in ceramics at the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom. In 2009 she created a piece of sound art that was exhibited at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut and was available as a podcast. Also in 2009 she accepted a one month Artist-in-Residence position at the Art League of New Britain in Connecticut. In 2010 Anna Murfin’s work was exhibited and sold in a variety of galleries in the north of England and her work was shown at the prestigious New Designers Show in London, UK. Anna Murfin re-located to Connecticut, USA in 2011. . In mid 2011 Anna Murfin joined Canton Clay Works, Connecticut where she was an Artist-in-Residence and taught classes in handbuilding in clay for 4 years. In 2013 she accepted a 3 month Artist-in-Residence position at the Farmington Valley Arts Center exploring the ideas of portraiture and lost family stories which culminated in a show at the Drezner Gallery at FVAC. She has had a variety of solo and duo shows in galleries throughout Connecticut showcasing her painting and ceramic work in the past four years. In 2015 however Anna Murfin introduced her ceramic work to Connecticut and beyond at fine art and fine craft shows; Berkshire art and craft show, Guildford Craft Expo and Artrider Westport to name but a few.
Anna Murfin works mainly in clay as a ceramicist with an emphasis on wood, salt and soda pieces. She works often with unusual objects to create bricolage jewelry that is both unique and unusual, and strays into drawing and painting when the urge takes her.
Anna Murfin teaches classes in ceramics, jewelry, painting and inspiration.