Anke Buchmann is an artist based in Berlin and the founder of HANDFUL Ceramics. Her work encompasses ceramic objects and embodied experiences through clay. Her overall interest lays in examining the different dimensions of experiences that come from the artist, the audience, the process and the object. She is following a 2-fold approach, balancing between experience in engagement and interaction, and material in the form of clay.
In Summer 2018 Anke received a first class honours degree in Ceramics from Central Saint Martins, London. During her studies she has been nominated twice one of the best emerging creatives from the University of the Arts, London. She was the Winner of the NextGen Design Award in 2016 and won the Good Design Awards 2017. By Tate Modern Director Frances Morris Anke was selected and consulted as one of the most talented artists from University of Arts in 2018.
Anke also has a background in digital communication with long term work experience in the agency world. She worked for leading agencies in digital advertisement in Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, New York and Vienna from 2003 until 2013. She worked as Head of User Experience Design for sociomantic labs, one of the most successful startups in Germany in 2014 and taught at Miami Ad School Berlin. After 10 years she moved away from digital and has been focussing on tangible experiences since, sharing her new perspectives and learnings with individuals and groups that appreciate fresh input and growth.
Since 2018 she is offering Clay Meditations to small groups, professional teams, organisations and artists. Clients have been the architecture studio Assemble and TopHat from London, Affordable Art Fair, Togetherness Organisation, The Collective in London and festivals like the Wilderness festival that attracts each year thousands of visitors of all age groups.
She exhibited in solo and group shows in Berlin, London and France as part of the British Ceramic Biennial, Pangolin London, Ceramic Art London, London Design Festival, Central Saint Martins, Lethaby Gallery, Art Bermondsey Project Space, Sugarhouse Studios, The Hub at Wellcome Collection London and Domaine de Boisbuchet, France. Anke is also a Fellow of Domaine de Boisbuchet.
In 2018 Anke has been selected by VanityFair for the A-List of incoming talents and highlighted by Refinery29 as artist to watch, listed amongst “5 Young Female Artists That Are Going To Be Big”.