The Hutterite Mile

This is a song about Jacob Hutter and his long cold walk across the Alps with a handful of his Anabaptist followers after they had been throw out of Moravia (now in the Czech republic) .
He knew they  was walking towards torture and death, but he still kept his faith and he still kept walking.
Today there are thriving Anabaptist communities around the globe and they still obey the principles of absolute pacifism and communal sharing.
Hutter himself was burned at the stake in Innsbruck 1536 along with 360 of his followers.

The song is by Sixteen Horsepower; one of my favourite bands, ever.

About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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2 Responses to The Hutterite Mile

  1. Robert Dunnett says:

    Now that Anna is very interesting indeed, and has driven me to Goggle to find out more!
    Trust you are well. Robert


    • Anna says:

      Hi there, long time! I love the fact it triggered your curiosity. The story reminds me a bit about that of the Cathars in SW France.
      I’m great, thanks. I hope you and your family have healed after the accident.
      Keep well,


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