motion and stillness / dynamic tension / time, gravity, atmosphere
from the motion and malleability of soft clay to the fixed stillness of fired clay /
interruption, activation, destabilization of the vessel /
diminishing the functional nature of the pot with a little push towards the forms of nature /
the remains of ceramic objects as signposts of human history /
the beauty of textured and weathered surfaces, excavation and the erosion of time.
r e s u m e
Studio artist working in clay
2017: Two-person exhibition, Jack Straw Clothing, Seattle
2017: Pop-up exhibition, Domanico Winery, Seattle
2017: Pop-up exhibition of Work From Italy, Traver Gallery, Seattle
2016: La Meridiana, Italy: Piccolpasso, 7-week mentored residency
2016: LaMeridiana, Italy: exhibit of residents’ work
Self-directed ceramics student
2012: Limoges, France. 10-day workshop for porcelain slip-casting with Jaime Hayon at Boisbuchet and École Nationale Superieure d’Art de Limoges-Aubusson (first hands-on clay experience)
2013: La Meridiana, Italy: Classes with Lucca Tripaldi in paper clay, porcelain jewelry and Orietta Mengucci (handbuilding vessels and sculptural pieces).
2013-14: Pottery Northwest, Seattle: classes in press-mold and slip casting, handbuilding, wheel throwing
2015: La Meridiana, Italy: OnCentre, 3-month course of study with John Colbeck
1998 – 2014: University of Washington, School of Art + Art History + Design, Division of Design, Affiliate Assistant Professor. Undergraduate studio classes and graduate seminars.
Design and Brand consultant
2010 – 2015: Graphic design and design strategy consulting. Book design; design and brand strategy consulting.
Design and Brand firm owner
2000 – 2011: Methodologie (now DigitalKitchen), a leading brand, communications, and design consultancy; Co-owner, Strategic Director, and Chief Creative Director.
1985 – 2000: The Traver Company, widely recognized for creative excellence and design leadership for clients in arts and culture, health and human services, and tourism, Owner and Creative Director,
Professional and community leadership
Chair, University of Washington School of Art, Art History and Design Advisory Board
Member, Professional Advisory Council (University of Washington Division of Design)
Past Member, Board of Trustees, Henry Art Gallery (the art museum of the University of Washington)
Past Honorary Co-chair, Design in Public Seattle Design Festival
AIGA Fellow http://www.aiga.org/fellow-anne-traver/
Past President, AIGA Seattle chapter
Past Board of Directors, Artist Trust
Past Board of Directors, Seattle Design Association
Selected speaking engagements and publications
UCDA (University and College Designers Association), national meeting keynote address
University of Washington School of Art Commencement address
AIGA Seattle, Henry Art Gallery lecture
University of Washington, “Universal Truths, Universal Myths, Exploring What Matters in Design Education” Symposium, speaker and panelist
Publications: over 50 publications, including Graphis Books, AIGA Communications Annual, and Communication Arts Magazine
Awards: over 100 national and local awards for design and creative direction
University of Washington, BFA Visual Communications Design