Ann Akland was born and raised in North Carolina. She grew up on her family’s tobacco farm in Knightdale. Ann always loved to create things. She started out with drawing and painting, taking a number of studio art courses at Duke University. Also, in addition to making time for her husband, Gerry, and caring for her children, Mark and Kristen, she focused a lot of energy on her career. After retiring, Ann decided to rekindle her passion for art. She has always loved pottery and when Bill Wilder, a family friend, taught a class at the local community center, Ann signed up. She found she just could not get enough of “throwing clay.” Ann has since taken classes with Dan Finch in Bailey and at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Ann now has her own pottery studio on the farm in Knightdale. She has both an electric and gas kiln. Gerry is the “muscles” behind the operation–real pottery team work for 15 years!
Studio is open Sunday afternoon from 1 til 5 pm.
1112 Old Ferrell Rd, Knightdale, NC 27545