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Inspired by themes of erosion, repetition, variation and memory, Anna Thomson’s collection of monochrome ceramics delight with their innovative composition and their smooth, tactile surfaces. Vases and shallow bowls are composed of fine layers of porcelain clay, pared back to produce an emerging patterned surface, imbued with a sense of discovery. Lighting collections in translucent bone china offer beautiful flexible solutions for the home.
Anne studied at West Surrey College of Art and London College of Fashion. She co-founded the Bailey Tomlin label in 1989 designing hats for the UK, USA and Japan. Now working under her own name and away from the hectic world of fashion, Anne is focusing on her love of wild flowers and bees and their symbiotic relationship, making pieces ranging from beaded brooches to miniature worlds of wild flowers.
Since she finished a degree in glass 20 years ago Anne has explored the affinity of glass with water and ice. In the “meltwater” series – dishes, vases, panels, sculptures – Anne tries to capture the moments of transient beauty in the process. The “jelly pot” vases explore the merging and opposing of colours. Casting clear glass the “lost vegetable” series and hand sculptures emphasise the deep inner light of the glass itself.
Elizabeth studied Fine Art in Bristol, and an MA at Chelsea School of Art. Her work has always been concerned with using materials to recycle, inventing new possibilities from the overlooked and discarded. Her Wild Things are constructed from the detritus found on walks in the countryside and beaches of Cornwall and Sussex and the kerb sides of Brighton.
Brett Payne is a contemporary silversmith, specialising in the design and making of silver candlesticks, tableware and vases. All his pieces are individually hot-forged or hand-raised in sterling silver. They are designed for modern living - visually stunning and disarmingly practical. Simplicity is key, leading to a refreshingly direct way of making that takes this tradition to a new level; developing a rare skill to explore new applications.