Anna Barlow is a ceramicist born in Bristol and currently living and working in London.
Anna has a BA (Hons) in Ceramics by the Bath Spa University College and has had her work shown in galleries across the world.
Interested in the rituals of food, Anna's sculptures capture fleeting moments in the life of decaying ice-creams. 'I am fascinated by the way we eat food, especially by the rituals around celebrational or indulgent treats that have developed; by the way they are assembled, displayed and then eaten. I am also interested in how food tells a story of the people and place it’s in'.
Using solely clay, porcelain and glaze, Anna spent 10 years experimenting and researching the right techniques and materials that would allow her sculptures to look as close to real food stuffs as possible; her sumptuous glazes have been amazing her viewers since. It is hard not to view her work without feeling your teeth ache, and her rich colours and finishes leave it up to the viewers to imagine the flavours of her ceramics.
Anna's pieces have been featured in numerous publications such as The Independent, Ceramic Review, Centre of Ceramic Art, Red Bird and BBC, amongst others.
Whistleblower Gallery has been representing Anna Barlow since 2017. The artist took a Summer Residency at the gallery in 2019 and as a result a new body of work inspired by the British seaside was made and subsequently exhibited at Sandbox, Anna Barlow's most recent solo exhibition.
Anna's sculptures continue to be shown at Whistleblower Gallery and Whistleblower Gallery online.
EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS, RESIDENCIES
Sandbox, solo show at Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton UK
Summer Residency, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
Useful/Beautiful, Why Craft matters, Harewood house, Yorkshire, UK
Altered States, Studio Eleven, Hull UK
Céramiques Gourmandes, Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges, France
Window Display, Last Tuesday Society, London, UK
Useful/Beautiful; Why Craft Matters, Harewood, Leeds, UK
Miam, miam! Bernardaud Foundation, Limoges, France
Summer Show, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
Collect 2018 at Saatchi Gallery, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
Here we go!, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton, UK
Ceramic Art London, Central St Martins, London
“Spoiled” Solo exhibition, Craft Central, London
Museum of Ice Cream, New York
Palm Springs Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Charlotte Street, London
Solo Exhibition, Landmark Shopping Centre, Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Rebecca Hossack Gallery
Affordable Art Fair New York, Rebecca Hossack Gallery
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery
Lapada Art and Antiques Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery
Art Hamptons, Rebecca Hossack Gallery
GICB Biennale 2015
India Art Fair, Scream booth, New Delhi, India
Summer Exhibition, Scream, London
Deception: Ceramics and Imitation, Group show, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
London Art Fair, Bicha Gallery
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London
AAF Singapore, Bicha Gallery
AAF Hampstead, Bicha Gallery
Savouring the Remnants, solo exhibition, Bicha Gallery
AAF Stockholm, Bicha Gallery
Royal Academy Summer Show 2012
Ceramic Art London 2012
AAF New York, Bicha Gallery