Anna WhitehouseImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 13 Mount Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England, HG2 8DQ. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)7890903664
Email:
Web-site: www.anna-whitehouse.co.uk
Joined on: 2011-10-07
Last Updated: 2014-05-12

Artists Statement

Artists Statement

A fascination in marks of erosion and an on-going exploration of tactile objects fuels the making of ceramic artist Anna Whitehouse. Her practice has evolved from growing up in Yorkshire and spending time outdoors. From scrambling over rocks in the Dales to scouring the beach for fossils near Whitby, these experiences can be seen echoed in her work.

Currently based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Anna creates decorative sculptures, vessels and wall pieces reminiscent of eroded shells, fossils and ancient rock formations, elegantly poised and with a timeless quality.
 
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.
 
Ultimately Anna aims to create beautiful and intriguing objects that celebrate stolen moments of observation and inquisitiveness.

Current work and Availability

Current work and Availability

Decorative sculptures, vessels and wall pieces.

Work Available from: 
Turnstone Gallery, Sandsend
Rapture Gallery, Harrogate http://www.rapturegalleryuk.com/categories.http
Creation Fine Arts, Beverley, East Yorkshire http://creationfinearts.co.uk/
Chantry House Gallery, Ripley, N.Yorkshire www.chantryhousegallery.co.uk
Sable and Ox  http://sableandox.co.uk/
Dales Countyside Museum, Hawes, N.Yorkshire www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/outandabout/see/dcm

Background History

Background History

EDUCATION
2009- 2010 - Creative  Business Development, Manchester Metropolitan University Graduate Diploma  
2006- 2009 - BA Hons 3D Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1st Class Hons    
2005- 2006 - Diploma in Foundation Studies, Leeds College of Art and Design, Art & Design, Distinction 

EMPLOYMENT
2013 - Workshop Leader (Oct 13-present) Craft and Giggles, Yorkshire and North East
2012 - Exhibition Steward (May-June) Chrysalis Arts
2011-12 - Play worker & 1-1 Support worker (March 11 – April 12) Fun Care Ltd
2011 -10 - Curating and Web Design (July -Nov 10 and Dec 11) Lund Gallery, Easingwold
2007-09 - Play Worker (June 07- April 09) Fun Care Ltd

VOLUNTARY WORK
2013 - Assistant to Kate Malone, Sept-Oct 2013 - Balls Pond Studio, London
2013 - Show assistant, July 13 - Art in Clay, Hatfield
2013 - Organised Hidden in Harrogate, March-June 2013 - Craft and Design Month Event, Harrogate
2012 - Organised & ran ‘BLOOM’, March- May 12 - Craft and Design Month Event, Harrogate
2012 - Public workshop and installation: Helped organise & run ‘Curiosity…’, March- May 12 - Craft and Design Month Event, Harrogate
2012 - Artist demos and exhibition
2011 - Assistant to Kate Malone &curator, July 11 - International Ceramics Biennial, Aberystwyth
2011 - Helped organise & run ‘Celebrate,’March- May 11 - Craft & Design Month, York Museum Gardens
2011 - Public workshop and installation
2009/10 - Exhibition and workshop assistant, Sept 09-April 10 - Manchester Craft and Design Centre
2010 - Ceramics Technician, Jan- April 10 - Start, Arts Wellbeing Centre Salford
2009 - Assistant, Oct 09 - Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

AWARDS
May 2010 - The Eaton Fund Grant, Funding towards a kiln controller 

GUEST SPEAKER
27th Nov 2009 - Future-Forward, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent

Residencies
2012-13 - Visiting Artist (July-Aug) Adam Pottery, Henderson Row, Edinburgh

Selected Professional Membership
Northern Potters Association
Studiopottery.co.uk
Creative North Yorkshire

Publications and Press

Publications and Press

2013 - On the Trail of Hidden Art (May) Yorkshire Post
2012 - Gallery Pages (Sept/Oct) Ceramic Review, Issue 257
2012 - Talent galore in North Yorkshire’s (May) Harrogate Advertiser
2012 - Open Studios, Ripon Gazette, Wetherby News
2012 - Secret Spaces Hidden Gems: (April) The Yorkshire Times
2012 - Artist Project Interview (May) Elly Fiorentini, BBC Radio York
2012 - Cover Feature (May) Northern Potters Magazine
2012 - Gallery Pages (March) Northern Potters Magazine
2012 - Rapture Celebrates 1st Birthday (April) Harrogate Advertiser
2011 - Focus on…All Fired Up (July) Living North Yorkshire, High Summer Issue
2010 - Gallery Pages, March/April, Ceramic Review, Issue 242
2009 - Ceramics at Art School, Nov/ Dec, Ceramic Review, Issue 240

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2013 - Summer Window Display (June-Sept) The Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
2013 - Clay (July-August) The Adam Pottery, Edinburgh
2013 - North Yorkshire Open Studios (June) 13 Mount Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
2013 - Hidden in Harrogate (May-June) The Aga Shop, Harrogate
2013 - Grand Opening of Sculpture Trail (May) Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes
2013 - Rapture, Wall Hole Art Garden (April) Harrogate Spring Flower Show
2013 - Spring Exhibition (March) The Chantry Gallery, Ripley, N.Yorkshire

2012 - Northern Lights/30 Years (Nov12-Jan13) Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery
2012 - Northern Potters (Sept-Oct) Rufford Craft Centre, Nottinghamshire
2012 - Clay 12 (August) Adam Pottery, Henderson Row, Edinburgh
2012 - York Open Air Art Exhibition (June) Parliament Street, York
2012 - North Yorkshire Open Studios (June) 13 Mount Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
2012 - Secret Spaces Hidden Gems (May-June) Royal Hall, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
2012 - Living Crafts (May) Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
2012 - Spring Exhibition (April) Rapture Gallery, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
2012 - Art in The Priory, (Jan 12), The Priory Barn, Syningthwaite, Nr Wetherby

2011 - Winter Exhibition, (Nov- Dec 11), Lund Gallery, Easingwold
2011 - Northern Potters, (Nov 11 – Jan 12), Gallery Oldham, Oldham
2011 - Christmas Exhibition (Nov 11- Jan 12), Anstey Galleries, Harrogate
2011 - Lund Gallery Winter Exhibition, (November)
2011 - Living North Essence of, Christmas Fair, (25th - 27th Nov), Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds
2011 - Life's a Beach, (2nd July - 30th Sept), Leeds Craft Centre and Design Gallery
2011 - Harrogate Artists Group, (29th June - 24th July) RHS Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate
2010 - Designer Craft Show 2010, (27th Nov - 30th Jan 11), Stockport Art Gallery
2010 - Northern Potters, (Sept - Oct), Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
2010 - 53° North, (July), The New School House Gallery, York
2010 - Art In Clay (August), Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
2010 - Earth and Fire, (June), Rufford Abbey Country Park, Nottingham2010 - Craft Lab Degree Show (June), Manchester Metropolitan University
2010 - North Yorkshire Open Studios, (June), 13 Mount Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
2009 - LACi Touring Exhibition, (Nov - July 10), PAD, Preston, Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington, Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery, Rawtenstall and Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
2009 - Artlink Christmas Craft Show, (Nov - Jan 10), Stockport Art Gallery
2009 - Fresh, British Ceramics Biennial, (Oct - Nov), Emma Bridgewater Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent MMU
2009 - Ceramic Graduates, (July- Sept), Manchester Craft and Design Centre
2009 - New Designers, (July), Business Design Centre London
2009 - Earth and Fire, (June), Rufford Abbey Country Park, Nottingham
2009 - 3D Design Degree Show, (June), Manchester Metropolitan University

Workshops and Demonstrations

Workshops and Demonstrations

Dec 2012 to present At studio - Ceramic workshops
2013 - Porcelain Memories (June) At Studio for NYOS workshop programme
2012 - ‘BLOOM’, public workshop (27th May) Valley Gardens, Harrogate
2012 - ‘Curiosity...’, ceramics demo (24th- 26th May) St Peter’s Church, Harrogate
2012 - Surface decoration (2nd May) Harrogate Grammar School
2011 - Demo on making techniques (19th Nov) Northern Potters, Gallery Oldham, Oldham.
2011 - Indian Fabric Printing (20th Oct) Oatlands Junior School, Harrogate
2011 - Art Straw Construction (12th May) Oatlands Junior School, Harrogate
2010 - Experimenting with glaze (7th April) Manchester School of Art
2010 - Making glaze tiles (24th March) Manchester School of Art
2009 - Y5 after school pottery club (Oct) Oatlands Junior School, Harrogate
2009 - Y3 ceramic workshop (10th July) Woodfield Primary School, Harrogate

Public Commission
2012 - Outdoor Sculptures - Installed July 2012 at the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Marks, Potters
Wall Panels, Plaques
Vessel
Vases & Bowls
Sculptural
Lighting
Garden