Ann Ladson

Charleston, SC

Ann Ladson has a long history of working with her hands. Her experience as a pastry chef, audio engineer, floral designer and metal worker have perpetuated a lifelong fascination with the material exploration of art and science. Formally trained at Penland Craft School, Appalachian Center for Crafts and Arrowmont, Ann applies traditional metal working techniques to an intuitive and artful design process. Much of what she learned working with flowers, sound and sugar translates to an inherent understanding of composition, form and finish.

Favorite Artist
Hella Jongerius

Favorite US destination
St. John, usvi …where i lived for 8 years, and will return as ashes….

Favorite Book
The Last Course by Claudia Fleming given to me by my sister

Favorite Recipe
No recipes……my favorite thing i have been making recently is harissa paste…..i also really love a rice bowl….

Favorite Weekend Activity
Riding bikes around town, progressive noshing and imbibing…

Favorite Room in your home
Front porch

New Artist or Author you have discovered
I can’t say they are new to me…..but here are a few more artists work I continuously find inspiring…Piet Hein Eek, J Morgan Putt, Alexa Meade, and Joetta Maue…….

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