about the maker

Anna Eaves is the owner, designer, and ceramic artist behind Arrow + Sage, her brand and studio based in Raleigh, NC.  Anna is a native North Carolinian and self taught potter with early instruction coming from her mother, also a potter.  A lifetime background in fine art and photography brings a unique and eclectic aesthetic to her body of work. 

 

about the work

Ceramics from Arrow + Sage are handbuilt, achieving forms that showcase the coveted artist marks of handmade items.  No two pieces are exactly alike.  Clean lines and bold, minimalist glazing techniques create a contemporary, modern aesthetic. 

 

behind the name | a note from the artist

I grew up in rural Hillsborough, North Carolina. My dad built our log cabin home on acres of land when he and my mom first got married. To this day that house is surrounded by beautiful ground. Wooded and full of gardens. Azaleas line the gravel drive. Zinnias, crocosmia, and sage spill from the edges of a charming chicken coop and greenhouse. Jasmine crawls the fencing surrounding a serene water garden full of irises and maiden hair ferns. Vegetable gardens offer tomato bounties in summer and baskets of sugar snaps in spring.  There's always a project going on, something under construction, something growing, something new to learn.  

My home growing up was full of freedom, art, and creativity.  My parents fostered an environment that encouraged me to discover, imagine, and create.  

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Arrow - a shaft sharpened at the front, with feathers or vanes at the back, shot from a bow as a weapon or for sport.

My dad is the epitome of gentle, quiet strength. He is physically strong, fit, and brave.  He is gentle. Loving. Quiet.  A writer.  An expert archer. The arrow.

Sage - an aromatic plant with grayish-green leaves that are used as a culinary herb, native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean.

My mom is an artist.  Painter, potter, teacher, gardener. There's no doubt in my mind that I got my creative spark from her. She is strong and soft.  Brave.  Wise.  The sage.

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Arrow + Sage is a name, a voice, a place for me to gather my art and create.  It embodies being rooted deeply in what's most important, and living an artful life. It's about who I am, where I come from, and where I am going.

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Anna Eaves | Arrow + Sage