The origin of my sculptural work continues to emerge from my ongoing investigation of archetypes. I believe that archetypes connect all of humanity, past and present, and can be represented through form, pattern and repetition. In relation, I am drawn to the rich tradition and flexibility of working with clay especially since it has been used for thousands of years.

My sculptural work continues to explore essential principles of design: balance, contrast, movement, repetition, and unity. After each piece is carefully designed in clay, specific colors, textures and glazed surface techniques are applied. Welded steel is often used to help frame, contain or simply used as a base to showcase the final sculpture.

Anne Stryke is a native Californian who has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 30+ years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and a Master's degree in Sculpture. She is currently teaching Sculpture & Ceramics at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Stryke's ceramic & welding studio is located in the East Bay. She has been represented by Hang Art Gallery in San Francisco since 2001.