One day mosaic workshop at Old Bank Studios, Harwich

Date: Nov 19, 2017

Think nautical!

Bring your creativity (and crock if you like), to create a beautiful mosaic panel. As usual there will be a lovely mix of glass and ceramic tiles as well as oodles of yummy crockery and lots of books for inspiration. Learn all the techniques needed to complete your project and give you the bug to create more at home.  All materials are included as is a delicious lunch and refreshments!

For more details and bookings go to the Old Bank Studios Website

Suffolk Craft Society, Summer Exhibition

Date: Jul 15, 2017

Introducing my new Tea Chalices! The Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh. Open daily until 28th August

I've been developing my teapot sculptures and have created a new series of chalices on show for the first time in wonderful Aldeburgh. There will be work from some of the finest makers in the region inculding textiles, glass, jewellery and ceramics.  Buy yourself somehting special, walk along the beach and have a delicious lunch.  I will be doing a demonstration or two at the gallery, dates to be confirmed so watch this space.

For more information go to the Suffolk Craft Society

Missing Trabant reappears!

Date: Jul 13, 2017

Mosaic Trabbi  returns to its rightful setting at Elizabeth Castle In Meiningen

I've just been sent press cuttings showing the return of my much loved Trabbi to the town.  Turns out it disappeared a few years ago and nobody quite knows where, but it is back in its beautiful prime location in the castle courtyard. Every year thousands of people flock to the castle as a tourist destination and also a wedding venue - There are endless wedding photos with a sparkly white and mirror trabant as the star! For more photos click here

Nothing New @ The Minories

Date: May 27, 2017

A preloved and recycled fair 10.00am - 4.00pm

I'll be selling art and mosaic materials, tools, back catalogue artworks, vintage crockery, bric a brac and clothes all in the lovely setting of the Minories and its garden.  There will be lots of stallholders all selling preloved goodies along with the regular monthly Bazaar crew of artists and bakers.

Hope to see you there!

Gift Of Life Mosaic unveiled at Colchester University Hospital

Date: Mar 7, 2017

6 metre long mosaic commissioned by the Organ donor committee is a thank you to donor families.

Based on the Essex coastline with its rivers and estuaries, The Gift of Life is made from fragments from hundreds of items of crockery as well as jewellery, buttons and beach glass donated by staff, donor families and recipients and people from all over north east Essex. Embedded into the mosaic is a poem by Martin Newell - a thank you to all donor families for their act of altruism and kindness. 

Registering to become a donor takes around 3 minutes and can save and transform many lives.

Mosaic Weekend: Assington Mill.

Date: Jan 14, 2017

Mosaic course for Beginners and Improvers.  SOLD OUT

This wonderful weekend course will provide all the basic techniques of cutting, laying and grouting.  This will give you the skills and confidence needed to complete further and more ambitious projects at home!  Materials include glass and ceramic tiles along with oodles of crockery and recycled bits.  Personalise your work with any bits of broken crockery or jewellery you can't bear to throw away.  Embed them into the mosaic and keep them forever.

Plenty of books on hand for inspiration.  All materials are included as well as a delicious lunch, and refreshments.

For bookings and more info go to the Assington Mill website. This course is an ideal Christmas present!

Spangle - Suffolk Craft Society, Christmas Show

Date: Nov 5, 2016

Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich until 24th December

Some of the regions finest makers have created some Spangle.....for perfect Christmas presents.  I have some of my faberge style spoons on show, so pop in!

 

One day mosaic workshop at Old Bank Studios, Harwich

Date: Oct 22, 2016

Make a Mermaid or Merman panel (or any other nautical creature!)

Continuing a nautical theme, fitting for Harwich, please bring your creativity (and your crock) to create a beautiful panel. As usual there will be a lovely mix of glass and ceramic tiles as well as oodles of yummy crockery and lots of books for inspiration. Learn all the techniques needed to complete your project and give you the bug to create more at home.  All materials are included as is a delicious lunch!

For more details and bookings go to the Old Bank Studios website

Suffolk Craft Society - Demonstration

Date: Aug 9, 2016

Afternoon demonstration at Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh

I'll be in the gallery all day and doing demonstrations in the afternoon, so pop in and say hello. There are lots of beautiful items for sale including jewellery, ceramics, prints, metalwork, glass and textiles so come in and treat yourself!

Essex Women Artists: Hayletts Gallery, Maldon

Date: Jul 24, 2016

Summer mixed exhibition

Flock of paper birds accompanying two mosaic birds, on sale at Hayletts Gallery in Maldon until end of August.  See Hayletts Gallery website for more info.

Suffolk Craft Society, Summer Exhibition

Date: Jul 16, 2016

Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh until 29th August.

My first exhibition with Suffolk Craft Society includes my Schwegspoons, a golden corset and a royal teapot. Aldeburgh is beautiful, so go along to the exhibition, treat yourself to something gorgeous and then stroll along the beach followed by a wood fired pizza and prosecco in the local pub! Perfect summer outing.

Gift Of Life Artist in Residence Colchester University Hospital

Date: Jul 12, 2016

Gift of Life : River of Life  - A 20ft  mosaic to help promote organ donation

I'll be in residence at the hospital this week to talk about the mosaic alongside experts from the organ donation team. Very pleased to have been awarded this commission for the hospital's main entrance corridor.  Based on the Essex coastline with it's rivers and estuaries, the mosaic will contain hundreds of plates, buttons and beach glass donated from people all over Colchester.  The coastline was chosen as symbolic of the river of life, the ebb and flow of the tide, like breathing is about giving and receiving. Which is exactly what organ donation is - and much of my work. Embedded in the mosaic will also be a specially commissioned poem by Martin Newell.  This is inspired by a book containing thankyou letters from donor recipients to donor families.

The work will be completed in the autumn. For more info see the Colchester Hospital website.

Watch this space......

Swedish Maidens Commission Unveiled, Market Harborough

Date: Feb 17, 2015

Swedish Maidens, Symington Building, Market Harborough

Commission celebrating the heritage of  the Symington Building, formerly the corset factory of  R & W H Symington & Co Ltd, makers of the infamous Liberty Bodice.  The designs were inspired by corsets in the collections of  Leicestershire County Council and Harborough Museum. Materials  including crockery and buttons were donated by local people with links to the firm.

The project was commissioned by Harborough District Council and funded by the Arts Council.

More images can be seen in the Public Art section and facebook page

Baby Koi arrives at Colchester Zoo

Date: Oct 29, 2014

Geoff the Koi, Colchester Zoo. 80cm  Glass tiles

Geoff is a miniature Koi at just under 80cm (compared to Uschi's giant 250cm long).  This picture is the closest you will see him as he is now above the fountain inside the Koi Niwa aquarium at Colchester Zoo

 

 

Phase 3 of History Tree completed

Date: Sep 30, 2014

History Tree, Kent History & Library Centre, Maidstone.         Steel, smalti, etched stainless steel

Phase 3 of the History Tree saw its completion with the installation of the Ground tree.  Steel and glass branches are set into the paviours along with over 40 etched leaves containing stories, anecdotes and historical Kentish facts. This was a collaboration with metal sculptor Michael Condron. See the public art section for more info.

Awarded commission for Symington Building, Market Harborough

Date: May 23, 2014

Symington Building Artwork Commission - Swedish Maidens

I've recently been awarded this exciting commission for the entrance to an old corset factory.  I'll be creating 9 corsets using crockery, jewels and buttons donated by local people.  The corsets will be based on those in the collection. Anyone remember the Liberty Bodice? Well Symingtons made them!

The Symington building now houses a museum, library and government offices.  The project is now underway with crockery collection points around the town.  It will be launched in the new year.

Harborough website has more details about crockery collections.  If you or anyone you know used to work at the factory we'd be really keen to hear from you especially if you have any photographs of the time. 

Koi Sculpture for Colchester Zoo

Date: Apr 14, 2014

Uschi the Koi

Commissioned by Colchester Zoo for their Japanese inspired gardens in the Koi Niwa area.

Uschi is based on the Kohaku type of Koi and stands over 2m tall.  She is made from hundreds of orange, gold and pearlescent glass tiles. There is a You Tube video showing the progress.  There will also be a little baby Koi coming soon too....

For more info or if you'd like to visit Uschi, see the Colchester Zoo website.

Kent History Tree & Library Centre

Date: Sep 16, 2013

History Tree & Leaves. Collaboration with Michael Condron

Phase 2 of the "History Tree" for Maidstone's new centre was completed in the Autumn.   An 8 metre stainless steel tree, with translucent mosaic at its base adorns the front of the building, with 17 steel and mosaic leaves changing from green to red blowing along the pillars.

The final phase of the project, set into the paving will be the shadow of the tree.  This will involve almost 50 etched leaves containing stories, anecdotes and historical facts gathered during workshops from people all over Kent.  The building was formally opened by the Duke of Kent in 2012.

 

 

"Webflake" for Website Design Ltd

Date: Aug 9, 2013

 

"WDL worked with Anne to create a new website to display her amazing mosaics and we couldn't resist the opportunity to own a piece of her work to proudly feature in our meeting room.  The resulting work is truly incredible"  Emily Wood, Marketing Manager, WDL

The circular panel is based on how information flows through the internet and around the world.  It is made using Anne's trademark combination of shattered glass, tiles and crockery.

To find out more about WDL click here

 

Stand Tall Giraffe Parade, Colchester

Date: Jun 2, 2013

Event: Giraffe Parade - All Summer!

 

Voted most popular Giraffe!

As part of Colchester Zoo's 50th birthday celebrations, Anne was commissioned to create a design on a 2.5m fibreglass giraffe. 30 giraffes and almost one hundred half sized ones created by local schools are on parade over the summer.

Anne's Indian inspired design "Sarasvati" was sponsored by Sainsbury and is made using white and gold crockery, mirror and coins. Sarasvati will be on display in the Colchester Branch of Sainsbury for 12 weeks until 26th August.

The giraffes return to Colchester Zoo for a farewell tour, before heading to London's Thames for a week. The finale is a giraffe auction on 19th September for the Zoo's charity "Action for the wild"

"Sarasvati" at Sainsbury, 2nd June-26th August.  

1 Western Approach, Colchester. CO3 9AA 

More info on Anne's facebook page