Anna Corba's studio is nestled among the vineyards and rolling hills north of San Francisco. A look inside reveals a cache of vintage elements waiting quietly for new direction.
"Dipping my hands into the wealth of this beauty, I feel anchored to something larger than myself, able to see past what already exists, into a vast opening of possibility...."
Anna Corba's product line was formed out of her desire to create artful objects which are both handmade and functional. Using her vast collection of vintage ephemera, Anna specializes in creating new versions of seemingly simple items...vintage bottles, lined notebooks, shipping tags and candle jars are among these. She finds evidence of the human touch to be very important to her work, and to that end all pieces are made to order in Anna's studio with the help of her talented tea drinking assistants. Together, they cut, paste, tie ribbon, listen to music and ship at the end of each week.
Anna also creates rubber stamps for those of you that love crafting, along with four published books. Where Women Create caught my eye because I love peering into the studios of artists to see the environment in which they work.
If you'd like to see Anna's work up close and personal, you can visit her at booth #4003 at the National Stationary Show in NYC from May 21-24, 2006. Or, if you're in northern CA, you can attend her booksigning and demonstrations. If in Chicago, she'll be at the Women Entrepreneurs Symposium sponsered by Country Living magazine on March 22, 2006.
(photos from anna corba studio)