Anne Morrison

Artist Statement

"I fell in love with clay at seventeen, which since, has defined my life.

As a child I spent many hours on the beach searching out little treasures to fill my pockets and I still walk along the tide lines of the West Coast of Scotland collecting driftwood, shells, worn glass or china, anything that excites me.

These ‘found objects’ are the inspiration and starting point of my work and from the old and discarded items I create something new, invoking the theme of decay and renewal, reflecting the on-going cycle of life.

In the surface of my pots I try to invoke the colour and feel of seaworn pebbles which I love. I achieve the crackle egg shell finish with ‘Naked Raku’ firings or use smoking techniques and more recently using coloured slips for other effects.

I lose myself in clay or along the tideline of a beach, bringing them together in an art work is my passion."

After graduating in ceramics at Glasgow School of Art I set up a small studio at my home. I exhibit in galleries around Scotland, the RGI and PAI selected annual shows, where I have been awarded several prestigious prizes, and at art fairs in Scotland and London.

I am a founder member of the Scottish Potters Association and have been selected as an artist member of Paisley Art Institute and the Glasgow Society of Women Artists where I recently served as President.