Anna-Marie Magson originally studied Fine Art Painting at Liverpool College of Art. However, when the opportunity to work in a pottery studio arose, she began to explore her love of surface decoration and textured pattern on clay tiles. Ultimately, this led to adapting her ideas to hand-built ceramic vessels. She found both the process of creating an object and applying her designs most satisfying. Having had many years of experience in producing various types of ceramics, Anna-Marie is now channelling her creativity into her current work. Inspiration is found in the world around her, such as ancient structures, their weathered surface and the evidence of human mark making.
The pots are hand built using stoneware slabs and layers of coloured slips. The flattened surface of the vessels provide a canvas on which to work. Fine detail is created by shapes, lines and marks achieved through wax resist and sgraffito. A muted palette of soft-hued colours is used to evoke a sun-bleached effect. The satin glaze gives a tactile, silky finish.