Derwent Valley Art Crawl

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Ann Bates Ceramics

Ann Bates Ceramics

Artist

Matlock Area

Oak Cottage
Lumsdale
Matlock
DE4 5LB 

Please contact Ann before you visit

Please either phone or email Ann for an appointment to view her work.

Ann makes hand built, contemporary ceramic vessels that are sculptural as well as being functional.
Her work is either coiled or slab built, made from a variety of stoneware clays and often decorated with leaves, seed pods or tree bark. Living in the countryside has had a great influence on Ann’s work; pieces evolving from emotional responses and associations with the landscape.

Natural and man-made geological formations have also been a fascinating area for study, the latter eventually leading to ancient burial mounds and standing stones with their carved decoration and symbols. The spiral, the natural form of growth and symbol of everlasting life has captivated her imagination and Ann has adopted this symbol as her maker’s mark.

As a result of personal experience the last few years have seen Ann move towards producing bespoke funerary urns for people who have either lost loved ones or for those preparing for the end of their own life. Before beginning work on an urn Ann makes a series of tiles to test pattern or texture and glaze colour. After client approval the funerary urn is made and fired to 1250C ensuring suitability for indoor or outdoor location.

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Ann Bates Ceramics
Oak Cottage
Lumsdale
Matlock
DE4 5LB 
Oak Cottage
Lumsdale
Matlock
DE4 5LB 
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