Born and educated in Germany, Anna Hergert was exposed to fibre art at an early age. Handwork was a regular part of the weekly school curriculum, and her passion for art and textiles became a lifelong pursuit and eventually led to obtaining Diplomas in Art, Design, Contemporary Embroidery as well as Patchwork and Quilting from London City & Guilds.
This strong focus on the arts makes Anna a passionate artist, teacher, lecturer and writer. In 2001 she committed to establishing herself as a full-time professional artist. She began exhibiting her textile art in 2003. Venues include Korea, the US, Germany, Austria, and across Canada. Commissions can be located in Canadian, US and European homes and public spaces.
During the fall of 2020 Anna and her husband have relocated to Parrsboro, Nova Scotia to join a thriving artists community and take in the rugged natural surroundings of the UNESCO Cliffs of Fundy Geopark. After 13 years in rural Saskatchewan the scenery provides a sharp contrast in textures to the rolling hills of the Western Qu’Appelle Valley. New inspiration is sure to inform the new work emerging from Anna’s studio in 2021 and beyond.
In 2017 Anna made the decision to retreat more to the studio to explore new ideas and follow her inspiration to ensure she can inspire others in the future. Her book “Inspiration Kantha” was published in 2018 by Schiffer Publications. With universal changes across the globe Anna is restructuring her workshops. Currently her focus is on providing textile artists with individual guidance via scheduled ZOOM sessions. This blog will continue to chronicle her thoughts, inspiration, journal entries and images of her environment and new work. The calendar will be updated regularly.
This blog began as a continuation of an earlier blog version on Anna’s website. That website was closed in July 2016. This blog has proven to be a better vehicle of communication.
Inquiries and questions are most welcome. Please email Anna at email@example.com. Comments and observations are very much encouraged. Every effort will be made to answer questions in an efficient and timely manner.
Last updated December 31st, 2020
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