Anna McGurn Biography – Anna McGurn Wiki
Anna McGurn is a 57-year-old social care facilitator from Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. She is competing in the Great Pottery Throw Down. The Fermanagh native said it was “nerve-wracking and exciting” walking on to the filming set of the Great Pottery Throw Down.
“It was nerve-wracking and exciting, we were all in the same boat and that helped give us a sense of solidarity,” she said. “It was great fun, it was a huge learning curve and my first instinct was fear but after you start and get absorbed in what you are doing that goes and you realise it’s challenging in a good way. It felt like an adventure that you didn’t know the ending so the best thing to do was embrace it in all its madness.”
She is a social care facilitator and works with adults with learning difficulties. She first took to the pottery wheel at the age of 54, having come from a farming background, as well as living and working in Africa for years.
“I started pottery at about 54 years of age, my interest was started where I work when it was decided to open a ceramic workshop for adults with learning disabilities, though not directly involved I was fascinated,” she told BelfastLive.
“I spoke about it quite a lot to my partner Skip and I came home one Friday to find he had made space in his shed and equipped it with a treadle wheel. I work on my own in a corner of a shed, I have never had a studio experience before GPTD and I am self taught, so I was a very solitary potter prior to this.”
Anna McGurn Age
She is 57 years old.
Anna McGurn Husband
She is married to her husband Skip McGurn.
Anna McGurn Instagram
Anna McGurn’s Instagram handle is @muddyfingersmcgurn. Her Instagram bio reads: “A messy home potter working out of a corner of a leaky old cold shed, making stuff on a treadle wheel and doing a spot of handbuilding too.”