Ann Povey

My memories have formed the way I think and feel and the way in which I work. The found objects I use with the metal and clay, small and insignificant, used and forgotten, are the physical aspect of work that is based on an emotional, nostalgic concept.

Tools and utensils, the things we use and work with everyday, are often taken for granted, easy to discard and replace with newer versions.

I create cutlery, tools and utensils, utilising the found objects as handles. The cutlery and tools are made from copper or sterling silver and are enamelled, textured and oxidised, therefore rendering them impractical for everyday use but giving them a new role as a piece of decorative art that will, hopefully, prompt an emotional response.

The ceramic pieces are hand built using the coiling method from smooth stoneware body. They are glazed and decorated with decals and gold lustre and often given an old, found lid or handle to embellish them further.

I have learnt not to disregard simple emotions and not to discard simple objects, all have a place and a story to tell.

Ann Povey

Commission Work from Ann Povey

Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.

Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.

Ann Povey

Make an Enquiry

This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.