Andrea Walsh

Born: 1974
Place of Birth: Stockport, England

Andrea Walsh studied fine art at Staffordshire University before completing an MA in glass design at Edinburgh College of Art in 2001. In 2009 Andrea was awarded a residency with Wedgwood from the British Ceramics Biennial. During her time at the factory she developed her practice, combining glass and ceramics, and was inspired by the Minton brand archives. Andrea’s boxes and fine vessels continue to develop, becoming increasingly refined with new shapes and forms. The combination of glass and ceramics is now encompassing new materials which have helped inform her recent body of work.

“I am fascinated by materials, by their inherent characteristics and symbolism, together with the historical associations and familiarity that they signify. My practice has focused specifically on working with ceramics and glass over the past ten years, creating box and container forms which explore and celebrate the qualities that these ancient and alchemic materials share, including their clarity, purity and translucency. Exploring ideas of preciousness and value through considered, tactile objects, I wish to encourage a spontaneous response to the work. Inspired by a passion for exquisite craftsmanship I seek to make pieces that embrace investigation, and some themes akin with jewellery prevail, such as to hold, contemplate and cherish.” - Andrea Walsh, 2015.

Public Collections include: 

Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh

  • Small Round Box
    Andrea Walsh

    Small Round Box

    2017
    frit glass and black fine bone china with 22ct burnished gold exterior
    H:3.5cm W:7cm
    £1,200
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Collection of Tiny Faceted Boxes
    Andrea Walsh

    Collection of Tiny Faceted Boxes

    2017
    H:3cm W:4.5cm
    £385, £385, £495
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Collection of Tiny Faceted Boxes
    Andrea Walsh

    Collection of Tiny Faceted Boxes

    2017
    warm white glass and fine bone china with 22ct burnished gold, pale copper glass and fine bone china with 22ct burnished gold, nude glass and fine bone china
    H:3cm W:4.5cm
    £495, £495, £275
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Collection of Tiny Faceted Boxes
    Andrea Walsh

    Collection of Tiny Faceted Boxes

    2017
    pale yellow glass and fine bone china, pale yellow glass and fine bone china with 22ct burnished gold, clear glass and fine bone china
    H:3cm W:4.5cm
    £275, £495, £275
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Small Round Box
    Andrea Walsh

    Small Round Box

    2017
    clear glass and fine bone china with 22ct burnished gold
    H:3.5cm W:7cm
    £1,500
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Small Round Box
    Andrea Walsh

    Small Round Box

    2017
    nude glass and fine bone china with 22ct burnished gold
    H:3.5cm W:7cm
    £1,500
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Small Round Box
    Andrea Walsh

    Small Round Box

    2017
    pale copper glass and fine bone china
    H:3.5cm W:7cm
    £500
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Small Round Box
    Andrea Walsh

    Small Round Box

    2017
    white glass and fine bone china
    H:3.5cm W:7cm
    £600
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Squared Faceted Pin & Tiny Faceted Pins
    Andrea Walsh

    Squared Faceted Pin & Tiny Faceted Pins

    2017
    aventurine and black glass with white precious metal fitting
    £95 - £150
  • Long Faceted Pin & Tiny Faceted Pin
    Andrea Walsh

    Long Faceted Pin & Tiny Faceted Pin

    2017
    fine bone china and 22ct burnished gold with white precious metal fitting
    £175 - £225
  • Large Faceted Pins
    Andrea Walsh

    Large Faceted Pins

    2017
    nude and black glass with white precious metal fitting
    £225 each
  • Andrea Walsh in her Edinburgh studio
    Andrea Walsh

    Andrea Walsh in her Edinburgh studio