Anna Dickinson

b. 1961 in London, England / Lives and works in London, England

Blue speckled lidded vessel, 2019 Cast glass, cut and polished with a solid silver (hall marked) lid, oxidised black and sprayed with lacquer H: 13 cm, W: 22 cm

Brown glass with steel and pvdf, 2019 Cast glass, cut and polished with steel base incorporating a PVDF (acrylic) element H: 16 cm, W: 22.5 cm

Purple vessel with silver and steel rim, 2019 Cast glass, ground and polished with a solid silver and steel oxidised and lacquered rim H: 14 cm, W: 19 cm

Pink lidded vessel, 2019 Cast, lead crystal glass, cut and polished with a cast glass and solid silver lid. Silver is lacquered. H: 13.3 cm, W: 19.5 cm

Beige and Grey Vessel, 2015 Glass, steel H: 28 cm, W: 26 cm

Clear vessel with aluminium and acetal liner, 2012 Cast glass with a liner made from aluminium and acetal (synthetic) H: 21 cm, W: 18.5 cm

Black Cast Vessel with Oxidised Copper Liner, 2017 Glass, copper H: 13 cm, W: 24.5 cm

Black Triangles Cast Black Glass with a solid silver Hallmarked line, 2016 H: 17.5 W: 22. cm

Yellow Cut Vessel with Steel Rim, 2017 Glass, steel H: 16.5 cm, W: 22.5 cm

Black Vessel with Gas pipe and Copper, 2016 Three part cast black glass, cut and polished with a gas pipe and copper liner H: 27 W: 22.5 cm

Green Faceted Vessel, 2015 Cast opaque glass with mild steel detail H: 21 cm, W: 26 cm


Dick­in­son is con­stantly exper­i­ment­ing; she pos­sesses a curios­ity which, asso­ci­ated with her hard-working, per­fec­tion­ist tem­pera­ment, pre­serves her from all super­fi­cial­ity. Dick­in­son has cho­sen the con­tainer because of her con­vic­tion and pas­sion, a form she under­stands and mas­ters fully. Far from evok­ing a use­ful object, her pieces put us in mind of sculp­tures, which for their rel­a­tively small size are mon­u­men­tal. She shifts from mono­chrome blown-glass pieces to cast and cut objects. The glass is often com­bined with metal which brings together two kinds of lus­tre. The sur­face of the glass is patiently ground and pol­ished to per­fec­tion. The nature of her inspi­ra­tion has evolved from exotic tex­tures and colours to her imme­di­ate daily envi­ron­ment. The rigour and taste that Anna Dick­in­son has cul­ti­vated, together with the excep­tional sense of sub­tle tonal­i­ties, lend her objects a mys­te­ri­ous, med­i­ta­tive quality.