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Anne Haworth

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Anne's creates works of art that are inspired with patterns and forms found in plant life

Bio

Anne’s work is informed by the plant world above ground and under water. She creates plant sculptures which are complex and intricate using traditional skills.

 

The materials she uses are porcelain and a textured clay body, fired to a high temperature to ensure strength and resilience.

 

The challenge for her when responding to nature is to achieve a level of control of the medium while also allowing for some element of chance in the making process. For Anne the finished work is a success if it possesses energy and life.

 

The works created are concerned with patterns and forms found in plant life. Repeat patterns in nature are a popular theme and design ideas often come from a walk in the woods or along a shoreline. These works reflect her own curiosity and desire to absorb some of the intelligence of nature into the finished piece. Her aim is to create work that is both tactile and aesthetically pleasing.

 

Her working processes involve coil-building, slab-building and creating small moulds from plants, fruits and vegetables which are then used in the finished piece. Anne works from a converted outbuilding at her home near Chorley, Lancs.

 

Anne, a former journalist gained a BA Hons and a Masters degree in Ceramics after changing career direction some years ago. During her ceramics career she has worked as an independent artist as well as running workshops for schools and community groups. She has also worked with adults who have special needs.

 

Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK, as well as in Europe and Dubai. She has also collaborated on design projects with interior designers.

 

Anne is listed on the Crafts Council Directory of Makers and is a member of Design Nation and Northern Potters Association. She regularly takes part in ceramics and crafts shows as well as exhibitions