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Anna Lambert

Born 
1957 in London, England

Lives and works in 
Skipton, Craven, North Yorkshire

Last update of artist details 
24 Oct 2002

Artist website and online exhibitions 
http://www.axisartists.org.uk/database/online/search/external.asp?id=5458&url=http://www.studiopottery.co.uk

Price range 
30 to 800

Years experience 
22

Statement 
My work is all hand built earthenware. Methods of coiling, pinching and relief modelling are used to slowly build a variety of domestic forms: candlesticks, jugs and large celebratory pieces. These are painted with under glazes and clear glazes and reflect in colour and form land and seascape, the weather and seasons. I aim to combine function with evocative and observed images of country life to produce joyful individual pieces.

Commissions and residencies 
1998 Fifty-six piece dinner service, private commission from USA
1998 Private commissions

Solo exhibitions 
2002 Contemporary Ceramics, London
2000 Simon Drew Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon
1999 Exhibition, Terra Viva, Uzes, France
1998 Primavera, Cambridge
1997 Summer House, Mill Valley, California, USA
1995 Cecilia Colman Gallery, London
1995 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1993 Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1993 Summer House, Mill Valley, California, USA

Group exhibitions 
2002 Alpha House, Sherborne, Dorset
2002 Cirencester Brewery Arts (showcase)
2001 Scottish Gallery
2000 Alpha House, Sherborne, Dorset
1999 La Ceramique Contemporaine Britannique, Bandol, France
1998 Galerie du Don, France
1997 The Big Breakfast, Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1997 Showcase, Mid-Pennine Arts, Burnley
1996 Animal Farm, touring exhibition: Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield, Cleveland Craft Centre, Middlesbrough
1995 Terra Viva, Uzes, France
1994 CPA, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Prizes and awards 
1998 Artists Support Grant (exhibition), Yorkshire and Humberside Arts
1996 Prize Winner, Bradford Open Art Exhibition
1990 Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, Certificate of Merit (New Zealand)
1989 Artist Support Grant (equipment), Yorkshire Arts
1988 Presidents Prize (500), Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen
1985 Workshop Assistant Grant, Crafts Council
1981 Craft Council Setting Up Grant, Crafts Council

Critical reviews and press coverage 
Ceramic Review, May 2002
Patricia Morrison, Guardian Weekend, December 14th 1996
Neve Keramic, Germany, December 1996, p 44
Richard Jaques, The Scotsman, May 15th 1991
Country Homes and Interiors, August 1995

Galleries 
Contemporary Ceramics, Soho, London
Godfrey and Watt, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Simon Drew Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon
Brook Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye
Scottish Street Gallery, Edinburgh
Summer House, Mill Valley, San Francisco, USA
Terra Viva, Uzes, France

Qualifications 
1980 BA Hons, Three-dimensional Design (Ceramics), Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, Wiltshire

Training and work experience 
1980/99 Work in own studio, Anna Lambert Ceramics, Steeton, West Yorkshire

Teaching experience 
1997/98 Visiting Lecturer, Bradford Girls Grammar School, Bradford
1995/98 Visiting Lecturer, Forest of Dean College
1993/94 Part-time Lecturer, University of Derby
1991/92 Part-time Lecturer and Course Advisor, Bradford and Ilkley Community College
1990 CPA Top Class, Derby University
1986 Visiting Lecturer, Sunderland Polytechnic

Professional societies 
Craft Potters Association

Publications 
1998 January, Ceramic Review No 169
1995 September, Catalogue, Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Maroussi, Greece
1994 January, Ceramic Review No 145
1992 Chicken on the Grill, Photographs by David Barch, USA
1991 Catalogue, Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Compertion
1990 Catalogue, North of Watford Gap
Sculptural Ceramics, Ian Gregory
Potters Directory of Shape and Form, Neal French
The Complete Potters Companion, Tony Birks, Conran Octapus

Slide libraries 
Yorkshire and Humberside Arts Craft Council

Collections 
Southampton Art Gallery, Southampton
Cleveland Craft Centre, Middlesborough
Townley Hall, Burnley, Lancashire
Pinchen Collection, City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Various private collections worldwide

Areas of work 
Exhibiting, Private commissions

Art skills 
Ceramics

Interests 
Exhibiting, Lecturing, Tertiary education, Workshops

Influences 
rural and coastal landscape; pre-industrial European ceramics and folk art; contemporaries such as John Maltby, Geoffrey Fuller; Andrew McGarva

Languages spoken 
English, French

Click to see a larger version of Anna Lambert's Work
Jug with hayrools and lark ladle, 1998

Ceramics
Click to see a larger version of Anna Lambert's Work
Tureen in the form of a Maran Cockeral, 1998

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Click to see a larger version of Anna Lambert's Work
Cabbage field Menorah, 1997

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