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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: 2012-04-04

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 / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Water Street Gallery : Ceramic Vessels
March 27, 2014 to April 27, 2014

Rufford Craft Centre : Earth and Fire 2014 at Rufford
June 20, 2014 to June 22, 2014

Current work and Availability

Current work and Availability

Decorative sculptures, vessels and wall pieces.

Work Available from: 
Turnstone Gallery, Sandsend
Creation Fine Arts, Beverley, East Yorkshire- (opening Monday 4th June 2012)

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 

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

Publications and Press

Publications and Press

2009 - Ceramics at Art School, Nov/ Dec, Ceramic Review, Issue 240
2010 - Gallery Pages, March/April, Ceramic Review, Issue 242
2011 - Focus on…All Fired Up, July 11, Living North Yorkshire, High Summer Issue

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

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, Nottingham
2010 - 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

 

Work Styles

Work Styles

Wall Panels, Plaques
Vases & Bowls
Sculptural