Anna Silverton

 

All my vases and bowls are wheel thrown. I like to interrupt and repeat structures, through cutting, joining and reshaping on the wheel, to discover new forms and hone them. Large pieces are usually thrown in two pieces and joined while they are still pliable for re-shaping on the wheel; small pieces are partly dried and then re-thrown to achieve precise, and hopefully, dynamic, contours.
I place particular importance on the ceramic surface which I work on the wheel until very smooth then burnish (low fired clay bodies) or polish (vitrified Stoneware bodies.) I use a combination of incised and/or inlaid detailing to enhance volume and punctuate profile.

Born Worcestershire

Education
Art Foundation Course Gloucestershire College of Art
BA Honours Degree Camberwell School of Art
MA Degree (with commendation) Royal College of Art

Awards
Travel Award Royal College of Art
Teaching Fellowship Syracuse University USA
Setting Up Grant Crafts Council

Recent Exhibitions
2007 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art
2006 Solo Focus of Large Works, Von Bartha Gallery,  London
Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
New Art Centre, Salisbury
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art
2005 Solo (Window Showcase)
Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2004 Solo Focus of Large Works, Von Bartha Gallery,  London
2003 Ben Janssen, Oriental Gallery, Jermyn Street, London
2002 Solo Exhibition, Niklas Von Bartha Gallery, London
2001 Beaux Arts, Bath
Solo Exhibition, Niklas Von Bartha Gallery, London
2000 Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
Christies, South Kensington, window display 
Oxford Gallery, Oxford
Victoria and Albert Museum
Christies, South Kensington
1998 Chelsea Crafts Fair, London
Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
1997 Solo Show, Jigsaw, Bond Street
Solo Focus, Conran Shop South Kensington
1996  Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath
1995  Solo Show, Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath
Crafts Council Shop

Commissions
Butterfield Chapel, Covent Garden, London Meridian Hotel Piccadilly, London
Oriana Cruise Liner Four Seasons Hotel, Budapest
Four Seasons Hotel, Canary Wharf, London Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire
Radiance of the Sea, Caribbean Cruise Ship Sandy Lane, Barbados

Public Collections
Doris Lockhart Saatchi     
Sir Terence Conran

 

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