Welcome to our website where you can check out the artists exhibiting at Town Farm Art Show.
To see samples of the artists' work, just click on their names in pink, on the right-hand side of your screen.
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Anja started working with ceramics over 25 years ago by attending ceramic courses and evening classes.
She has been a full-time potter since 2008.
She throws most of her work on the potter’s wheel,
using white stoneware clay, which can be fired to high temperatures and allows
the colours of the glazes to come through.
Anja is inspired by Japanese and Chinese style glazes, - celadons,
tenmokus, oxblood copper red. To achieve
these glazes, the work has to be fired in a kiln with an open flame (gaskiln). At a certain point during the firing, the
atmosphere is starved of oxygen by closing a damper over the flue exit. This
creates a reduction-atmosphere and the oxygen-hungry flame has to find oxygen
from the glazes. As if by magic, copper
green turns into red and iron honey-brown into greens or blues. Anja mixes all her glazes from raw
materials and she never stops experimenting!
Her work is functional (bowls, vases, plates) as well as decorative/sculptural
(her Meteorite and Elemental pieces). Due to the high firing temperature, the decorative work can be kept
outside all year round. http://www.ceramicsbuyanja.co.uk/