For over 30 years my work has been exhibited and collected in Britain, Europe, USA and Japan.
I make strong abstract forms that reflect qualities of being: of chaos and order, of holding and letting go, of stillness and dynamism. Some works represent bridging moments of time, other works capture experiences of being in nature: listening to sounds of wind, water or silence; walking through landscape; touching rock and moss.
I seek to make sculpture that stands as if poised in space, inviting you to reach out and touch. The sculptures ask you to contemplate space, form, light, shadow; stillness and dynamism, silence, poise. They ask you to find within them both personal meaning and a sense of unity beyond yourself.
Being brought up in a household dedicated to modern sculpture and architecture; my childhood was infused with awareness of form and space. I studied Geography/Geology at Sheffield University, later at Harrow School of Art as a studio potter. A year spent studying in the Middle East and India made a deep impression on my approach to work and after returning to England in 1985 I established my first workshop in London. By 1989, in search of large landscape, I returned to Sheffield where I live and work.
To find out more about my inspiration and processes please listen to the audio interview available on this page.
As well as making, I taught at Derby University, was visiting lecturer in colleges, potters associations, art fairs, and running workshops throughout Britain and Europe.
Fellow of the Craftsmen Potters Association
Crafts Council List of Selected Makers.
2017 Pangolin London, N1
2016-17 The Jewish Museum, London N1
2016 Candida Stevens Fine Art, Chichester
2015 Porthminster Gallery, St Ives
2014 Ceramic Art London
2013 Beaux Arts, Bath
2012 Ceramic Art London
2011 Porthminster Gallery, St Ives
2010 Cecilia Colman Gallery, London
2009 Beaux Arts, Bath
2008 Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
2007 Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
2006 Pangolin Gallery, Goucestershire
2005 Loes & Reiner, Netherlands
2004 Hart Gallery, London
2002 Alpha House Gallery, Dorset
2001 Bettles Gallery, Hampshire
2000 Candover Gallery, Hampshire
Audio interview: Antonia discusses her work and processes
with Art World Innovators for The University of Manitoba, 2018.