all content ©2009–2017 Anna Whitehouse
This collection of decorative sculptures, vessels and wall pieces are reminiscent of eroded shells, fossils and ancient rock formations, elegantly poised and with a timeless quality. The pieces are meant to be touched and handled so great care is taken to make the tactile experience of the piece as enjoyable as the aesthetic.
Work is slab built and press moulded stoneware, fired to 1280°C. Oxides are applied to add depth to textures in the naked clay whilst bright barium blue glaze pools in dips and recesses, creating a striking visual and tactile contrast.
Natural material is also collected from places that inspire the work and added to the barium blue glaze. Currently sand collected from Sandsend Beach north of Whitby is applied, giving a fantastic range of colours; golden yellows, caramelised browns and frosty greens. This is achieved by the rich iron deposits in the sand, capturing the strong mining history of the area and Anna’s own childhood explorations of the coastline.
Recent explorations have included using a grey clay which lends itself well to capturing the darker and broodier side of the Yorkshire landscape, when the clouds roll in and the hills prepare for rain!
Prices range from £30- £400