Anna Gedson

Anna works with a combination of materials – flax, feathers, paua, shells, glass, pounamu and cotton/rayon threads and more recently also with metals such as copper and aluminium.

“I have a love and respect for harakeke (flax) and enjoy the challenges of weaving and working with it. It gives me great pleasure to see it growing beside my home with its majestic towering flowers. I have learned all the traditional Maori skills associated with weaving harakeke and have used those skills and knowledge to design and make perfect miniature kete (traditional carry / hand bags) and kahu kura (traditional cloaks). With careful attention and selection of framing my works can be displayed in traditional or contemporary settings.”