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Annie Woodford studied Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art, where she received a travel scholarship. Shortly after graduating, she had her first solo show at the Royal Overseas League and the Anatol Orient Gallery, London, began to represent her work, introducing it to collectors in the both the U.K. and the U.S.A. Since then, Woodford’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in private and public collections worldwide.

Profiled in ‘Breaking the Mould- New Approaches to Ceramics, (Black Dog Publishing 2007) which investigates ceramic artists working at the cutting edge of their discipline, her innovative objects and installations have received international acclaim. In 2008 she won the Bronze Award in the Taiwan International Ceramics Competition and in 2009, a collection of her pieces was included in the World Contemporary Ceramics exhibition at the World Ceramic Biennale, Korea. Widely traveled, she has carried out research projects in the Arctic, Iceland and most recently New Zealand where she undertook an investigative study on the Franz Josef glacier.

Introduced to printmaking by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, who was her tutor, it has become an integral part of her practice and she continues to develop the medium alongside object making, using it to explore the themes and concerns fundamental to her work. Short-listed for major awards, Woodford’s etchings and collagraphs are part of several important print collections and recently she has begun to explore the medium of artists’ books  - amalgamating the two-dimensional with the three- dimensional.

Annie Woodford April 2010

“... an artist such as Annie Woodford, who has won international acclaim both for her ceramics and printmaking....makes us question what we know and have come to expect of ceramic art. Have we seen these forms in nature? What is Woodford seeing that we are missing? Her mind and fingers discover realms that we aspire to find, a delicacy and sensitivity that makes us look anew at microscopic detail, intricacies that only nature and an artist could produce. . . . Annie Woodford is such an artist.”  

(Janet Mansfield, President International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland)

© Annie Woodford 2010