Anna Barlow



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.






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