About the Artist
‘This is a collection of individually unique bottles. They all have a smooth satin stone like surface. I wanted them to have a worn ancient feel as if they have passed through the many hands of time. Perhaps to display a single stem in the tradition of Ikebana or as a collection.
Each is Wheel thrown stoneware, turned, glazed and fired to 1240 degrees and are all one of a kind.’
Anastasia Hille is a studio potter making simple but striking functional stoneware and porcelain pots from her studio in rural East Sussex.
She is inspired by the wide skies, wild downs and beautiful nature of the surrounding Ashdown Forest.
Her Mother was a Finn and gave her her Scandinavian Aesthetic taste for simple and striking colour and functional form that uplift and frame flowers and food..
She loves the alchemy of clay work… the earth, the water and fire, the magical transformations and a connection with all peoples in cultures, ancient and new through the very basic and intimate objects of domestic life.
She has travelled extensively as an actress, and studied ceramics in museums around the world, learning throwing and hand building technique in studios and courses in Sussex. Always learning and developing she particularly loves the Japanese technique of carving and fluting shinogi style, the process of carving that brings you into a mindful present..