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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)




Maker: Turner, Annie




Hand-built lithium-glazed stoneware sculpture, made using thin coils of clay laid out on a template to create flat grid forms, which are then built up and connected to create 3D forms.


History note: Purchased from Joanna Bird Pottery, London, W4 3QE at Collect, held at the Saatchi Gallery, London

Legal notes

Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 34 cm
Height: 33 cm
Width: 50 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2010-07-12) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Annie Turner trained at Bristol Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, London, setting up her first studio in 1984, in London. She has exhibited widely and teaches at Wimbledon School of Art and City Lit, London. In 1997, she established her present studio in Camberwell. She was one of the artists featured in a BBC documentary Contemporary Visions in 2003. All of her recent work draws on an intimate exploration of the ecology and history of the River Deben in Suffolk. She pushes the technical limits of ceramic form to create fragile structures that both contain and suggest fragments of this shifting waterland. ‘Turner imprints the river’s flotsam and jetsam on her work to create “objects that trigger the memory”. The resultant encrusted surfaces evoke the varied textures of the county’s waterways and skyscapes. Turner regards the Deben as a constantly transforming “living vessel” and Net, strong yet fragile, enclosed yet pervious, also has an aspect of containment for the artist where memories and associations are gathered, stored and preserved.’-Dr Victoria Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts, The Fitzwilliam Museum

Components of the work

Surface composed of lithium glaze

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Hand-building : Hand-built stoneware with lithium glaze

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.126-2010
Primary reference Number: 177534
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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