Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
A.MUse Emporium of Loveliness

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.

I Have Worked With

  • January 2010

    “Living Color, Dead Treasures: Works by Joe Sam and Anna Murfin,” May – June 2012 “Drawings on Maps,” Works on paper by Anna Murfin , June and July 2012 Curated “Figuring it Out, five different views of the body by five different artists,” April 2012 “1st Annual Open Juried Show,“ June 2011

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Anna
Job Title/Position: 
Ceramacist and Fine Artist
Physical Address: 
New Hartford, CT 06057
Last Name: 
Murfin

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Ceramics
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Year Founded: 
2010
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
State

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Corporate Business
Subject Areas: 
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Certified Jewelry Instructor, Bead Design Academy, online certification course
Bachelor of Arts in Ceramics with Honors, 2010 University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England
Foundation in Art and Design, 2006 University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England