‘All my work begins with the simple geometry of bowl forms and flat sheets. I often include metal wire, used like a line drawing in space. Applying traditional techniques such as hand piercing, drilling, and soldering, I enjoy working with a variety of metals, combining them in an exploration of colour and texture.’
‘Having made functional tableware for years, my work is becoming increasingly abstract and less concerned with traditional perceptions of function. My new work investigates the meeting of contrasting elements within a form. Simple, heavy, calm bowl forms are ‘interrupted’ by visually complex, open, and delicate structures. The essence is the dialogue, tension or collision that happens in that meeting point. My work continues to explore the subjects of illusion and balance. Adding a playful element of wonder to the experience of engaging with my work’.
Ane has exhibited her work internationally and it is included in public collections such as the Crafts Council, Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, The Goldsmiths’ Company, Birmingham Museum and Liverpool Museum.