Ceramic Sculpture – sold

I love weddings; especially I love it when people come and buy their wedding gifts from my studio!

Fat Birds seem to be popular,  and I seem to be running out.

This couple found a new home this weekend; I am not sure if I’ll be making any more. It is funny how you, as an artist, tend to look for expansion; for new adventures.  But at the same time, you are defined by the products and concepts you made in the past; storylines that people still associate with you.
I love my Fat Birds, and I used to feel as snug and as safe as one of them. But the last time I tried to make a Fat Bird sculpture, a few months back, I ended up having to pour myself a very stiff whiskey,  (and in the middle of the afternoon!)  in order to calm down enough to walk back in to the studio and scrape the remaining clay off the wall.
I am not singing the songs of contentment any more. It is difficult to go on creating old favourites, not the least because the dream I had when I first started to make the Fat Birds is so different from the song I am currently singing.

Perhaps there will come a day when I actually feel good again. Until then, there will be some very odd stuff coming out of my studio.

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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5 Responses to Ceramic Sculpture – sold

  1. agnesashe says:

    I sympathise entirely. I try to do all the drawing out for a single piece on the same day as the next day I’ll feel different enough to make my work either much tighter or much looser. As for going back in time, re-creating similar pieces – very tricky. Hope you find the ‘Fat Birds’ voice again sometime.


  2. Jane says:

    These are beautiful Anna not least because these a point in time. Agnes is right going back in time to recreate anything, not just art, is tricky because humans are designed to constantly evolve and change, like your beautiful art. As for me, I’m looking fwd to seeing some of the ‘oddities’ 🙂


  3. Elaine says:

    You experiment Anna, and if those experiments are darker than they have been in the past, rejoice in them still. The clay splats you peel off the wall may become something so much more than you think. But then, maybe they are just what they are… clay splats! Go with it, continue to create, see what happens – having seen your past work it will be something beautiful/unusual/thought provoking. And I like odd stuff! The world would be very boring without the occasional oddity.


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