Anne Ciemnecki together with Karen CyBulski occupy the Underground Pottery Studio. A retired health policy researcher, Anne began to create pottery to exercise the other side of her brain. She believes that everyday objects should be useful and beautiful. The entirety of Underground Pottery sales goes directly to Seer Farms, an alternative animal shelter that keeps animals safe while their people are in crisis. Anne is the past president of the board of directors of Seer Farms and is currently their advocate for
victims of domestic violence. She is also a Director of the Facial Pain Association and a member of Governor Murphy’s Commission on National and Community Service that oversees the NJ AmeriCorps programs. She is 25-year member of the Domestic Violence Victim Response Team in Mercer County and serves on the Womanspace Advisory Counsel. She and her therapy-dog Bessie respond to domestic violence victims and help emerging readers at the Hickory Corner Library. Her favorite pottery studio activity is pounding clay with her young grandsons.