About Anna

The face behind

I’m Anna, 30 years old & I guess I can slowly call myself a potter. Kind of. I’m not a trained one, I just attended a lot of pottery workshops at Töpferwelt Handkraft last year, fell absolutely in love with it & never want to stop again, haha. Since our kitchen has very limited space & not enough room for all my pieces anymore, I’m ready to share them with the world 🙃 NARUKA is now officially my little side business since February 2022, next to my part time job as a UX designer, and creative freelancer.

And what does NARUKA actually mean? Let me tell you one thing: I’m very bad with namings. So I just took all the letters of my first and last name, mixed them together until naruka came out. Sounded nice, googled it - turns out it’s japanese for “formation”. That’s it, perfect match. For me and my little clay formation journey.

Photo: © Lisa Hantke

The studio

I'm still dreaming of my very own studio – but one step at a time. In the meantime I found a (literally) pretty good alternative 😉 Two days a week you can find me at Studio Tonbo.

The girls have a ceramics label too, and they were looking for someone to share their studio with. Very lucky coincidence I would say as I was looking for an atelier & I absolutely love being there! My kind of happy place.

Photo: Momo Othman

Pottery workshops

I'm not offering pottery workshops myself yet, but I can warmly recommend the place where I learned how to do pottery. It's a small studio close to Munich called Töpferwelt Handkraft where you can do single evening classes. Please check them out!

If you like to do a pottery class in the studio I'm working in myself, you can check out the weekend workshop classes from Studio Tonbo, too.

Photo: Momo Othman

Töpferwelt Handkraft