Tree Rings are a series of hand built porcelain rings that explore the ecological issues of deforestation, abandonment, the passage of time and memory. Each ring, individually constructed, is a little “tree ghost” or a symbol of what once was.

Anneke van Bommel is a graduate of NSCAD University (BFA 2001) Halifax NS, and former artist in residence at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto ON.

Anneke is the recipient of various grants and awards including the Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Crafts Council and the Canada Council of the Arts.

She exhibits her work throughout North America and Internationally, and currently supplies multiple galleries across North America with her work.

Her work has been published in a number of magazines, both online and in print, and in Lark Books’ 1000 Rings and 500 Brooches.

Anneke has taught as sessional faculty at Ontario College of Art and Design, and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. She currently teaches at George Brown College and has an active studio practice in downtown Toronto.

annekevanbommelis AT hotmail.com

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