Anna Warchus Exhibition –Transitions

Posted by Tenby Museum on May 2, 2019 Blog, Exhibition Archive, News No Comments

Tenby Museum and Art Gallery will be opening a new exhibition on the 24thof May. This will feature the works of Anna Warchus and her exhibition ‘Transitions”.

Anna has submitted work previously for the ‘Friends of the Museums’ auctions but this will be her first exhibition in Tenby Museum.

Anna studied ceramics at Wolverhampton Polytechnic and then the Royal College of Art, worked in potteries in London and Oxford and taught Art & Design in secondary schools. She has a studio practice in Tenby where she creates ceramic sculptures that incorporate themes and motifs associated with life by the sea. Anna uses a combination of wheel throwing, slip casting and slab rolling to make her forms. Surfaces are scratched into, drawn or printed onto and daubed with colour and glaze before firing.


The exhibition maps Anna’s journey with clay over the last ten years and reflects on specific moments of change. Anna has said ‘I have always loved the flexibility and fluidity of clay and the anticipation as it turns into something different; how the firing process transforms what was once malleable and water-logged into resilient and impenetrable pottery’.


Anna has been intrigued by the shifting, shedding and fragmentation we see and experience in the world. ‘Crucible’, life-changing events and ‘eureka’ moments inform the stories in the abstract work and the spirit in which they are composed. There are fleeing and floating figures within overwhelming structures such as waves, wrecks and ruins but there is a use of colour and life-affirming imagery that may reflect a glimmer of hope.


There will be an opening evening of the exhibition ‘Transitions’ on the 24thof May from 6-7.30pm. This will be the first opportunity for the public to view and purchase Anna Warchus’s work. The exhibition will be available until the 30thof June.