Anna’s ceramics rekindle a forgotten, childlike sense of curiosity and delight. The scenes captured on the clay speak of historic grandeur and past traditions, whilst ooze a captivating and sometimes sinister undertone. Each piece has a story to tell, and tempts your imagination to assign a narrative.
The curiously odd ceramics radiate Anna’s preoccupation with historic houses for their excessive decoration, opulence, and obsessive natural history collections and specimens. Drawings of these elements are playfully translated onto the clay. Scale and setting is often distorted to keep the images fresh and stimulating. Visual depth is achieved through the many layers of colours, markings and transfers that are fired upon the ceramic surface. The resulting objects exert a rich and captivating presence that delights, intrigues and is sometimes haunting to the eye.