Anna Dickinson

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

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
Red and White Vessel , 2017 Two blown component parts with an oxidised and lacquered mild steel rim H: 22.5 cm, W: 25 cm
Khaki Square, 2017 Cast glass, ground and polished with a solid silver hallmarked rim H: 12.5 cm W: 29.5 cm
Pink Vessel, 2017 Cast glass, ground and polished with a solid silver rim H: 11 cm W: 19.5 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
Clear glass vessel with electroformed copper neck, 2003 Glass, steel H: 34 cm, W: 13.5 cm
Amber facted vessel with stainless and mild steel liner 25 x 27 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.