Anna King

Anna King is an Edinburgh based basket-maker.

‘Mostly, I work with words – TEXT. The words are the raw material from which I derive inspiration and ideas. The words are held in journals and diaries that I kept for many years. Something I wrote twenty years ago might have been interpreted in one way then. I can look at those words now and see them in an entirely new con TEXT and so interpret them in a new way, but the immediacy of the first emotional response is not lost in the intervening years.

With the tapestries, the words are sometimes hidden within the TEXTure of the weaving. The coiled basket forms give the words an enclosed environment to live in, or rest, waiting for the observant enquirer to investigate. The conTEXT of the basket invites curiosity. Decorative additions on the surface or interior are there for symbolic as well as aesthetic reasons. They are not arbitrary, their purpose is to imbue a sense of place, evoke a memory, serve as a token.’

The-Three by Anna King

Jane Hamlyn

Salt glaze ceramics from Jane Hamlyn. This is what Jane says about her works……………..

My pots are made to celebrate the rituals of daily life : serving and offering, giving, receiving and sharing. I believe that functional pots have a unique role to play in the arena of the Applied Arts because they provoke audience participation. My pots are made to be touched and when holding a pot and considering how to use it the user continues its creative life and fulfils its real function. I like that idea.

Jane Hamlyn Ceramics