Antonia Salmon was brought up in a household dedicated to modern sculpture and architecture, and her childhood was infused with an awareness of form and space. This is the abiding focus of her work in ceramics. Antonia studied Geography at university before training in Studio Pottery at Harrow College of Art. A year studying in the Middle East and India made a deep impression on her approach to work and since establishing her own workshop she has been experimenting with different stoneware clays, burnished and smoke fired surfaces. Some of her work is cast into bronze.
Whether inspired by the landscape, classical and twentieth century sculpture, or ancient hand tools, Antonia is concerned with the search for pure strong forms that reflect certain qualities of being. This may be exploring a form that reflects the feeling of holding or the sense of both movement and stillness within one form. There is the wish that each work should have its own energy and sit lightly as if poised in space, providing a contemplative element.
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