Ank lives and works in Deventer. She is a self taught potter and she attended some courses.
Her biggest challenge and her greatest pleasure is to create figures from a shapeless piece of clay. The biggest incentive is the inability to achieve the perfect piece. The greatest blessing is that there is a seemingly endless source of ideas. It is often said that her work has a southern radiation. The works look humorous and sometimes theatrical. She tries to suggest movement and dynamics in the work. Ank exhibits regularly in Deventer, also in Schimmert, Maastricht, Haarlem and in Lelystad. In our gallery she exposed stilt walking figures in 2010 and 2012. In 2014 she showed a series of readers sitting on a stone at the occasion of the antique bookmarket which is held every first sunday in August. On the site you will find a new series of works: heads on a block.