Andrea Walsh

Andrea Walsh

02 May 2018 - 02 Jun 2018

Andrea Walsh presents her first solo exhibition at The Scottish Gallery in May 2018. Andrea lives and works in Edinburgh and set up her studio in 2005 following the completion of a degree in fine art, and postgraduate study in glass, at Edinburgh College of Art. She has since received invaluable support from the Crafts Council (UK) and Creative Scotland, enabling the continued creative development of her practice that pushes the boundaries of her chosen materials – ceramics and glass. A significant contribution to her practice has been the award of residencies including the ‘Artist Into Industry Residency’ through the British Ceramics Biennial – a project with the ‘Minton’ brand based at the Wedgwood ceramics factory in Stoke-on-Trent (UK), which facilitated learning directly from master craftsmen, and allowed privileged access to historical archives. This opportunity continues to influence her practice to the present day. Andrea has established a growing exhibition profile in the UK and internationally. Her work has been shortlisted for the British Ceramics Biennial Award on three occasions, purchased for major public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum and National Museums Scotland, and in 2017 was one of twelve finalists in the BBC Radio 4/V&A/Crafts Council ‘Woman’s Hour Craft Prize’.

'My work is an exploration of the box and vessel form, through which I am interested in ideas of containment, materiality, preciousness and value. Working with glass in combination with fine bone china, I seek to celebrate their shared material qualities including purity and translucency and am influenced by their alchemic nature and rich historical associations. Contained Boxes are my most recent series of work. In each piece the vessel is kiln cast in glass, forming an individual vitrine, which cradles a small ceramic box within. Intimate in scale, the work embraces tactile investigation due to it’s form, size and proportion and evokes a response akin to jewellery, eliciting the desire to hold and to cherish. Each single work in this series results in an entirely unique study of interior and exterior, their direct relationship, and captures a subtle, timeless presence. The opacity of the container can conceal, or if translucent can veil, the contained box held within, which is revealed only when the viewer is drawn closely to look inside from above. Therefore the display of these pieces is integral to the work, where differences and relationships between the pieces can be experienced, and yet where they are also afforded the space to breathe.' - Andrea Walsh, 2018.

  • Contained Box - Square, Clear and Gold
    Andrea Walsh

    Contained Box - Square, Clear and Gold

    2018
    Lost wax cast glass, fine bone china and 22ct burnished gold
    H:11.5cm W:11.5cm D:11.5cm
    £6,000
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Contained Box - Soft Oblong, Nude and White
    Andrea Walsh

    Contained Box - Soft Oblong, Nude and White

    2018
    Lost wax cast glass and fine bone china
    H:9cm W:16.5cm D:10cm
    £5,750
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Contained Box - Soft Oblong, White and Gold
    Andrea Walsh

    Contained Box - Soft Oblong, White and Gold

    2018
    Lost wax cast glass, fine bone china and 22ct burnished gold
    H:9cm W:16.5cm D:10cm
    £7,000
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Collection of Contained Boxes, White and Platinum, Warm White and White, Clear and Gold
    Andrea Walsh

    Collection of Contained Boxes, White and Platinum, Warm White and White, Clear and Gold

    2018
    Lost wax cast glass, fine bone china, 22ct burnished gold and burnished platinum
    H:9cm W:100cm D:15cm
    £15,000 (collection inclusive of shelf)
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Contained Box - Soft Oblong, Black and Black with Gold Interior
    Andrea Walsh

    Contained Box - Soft Oblong, Black and Black with Gold Interior

    2018
    Lost cast wax glass, fine bone china and 22ct burnished gold
    H:9cm W:16.5cm D:10cm
    £6,500
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Pair of Contained Boxes, Pale Copper and Gold, Nude and Platinum
    Andrea Walsh

    Pair of Contained Boxes, Pale Copper and Gold, Nude and Platinum

    2018
    Lost wax cast glass, fine bone china, 22ct burnished gold and burnished platinum
    H:7cm W:10.25cm D:7.5 (each)cm
    £9,500 (pair)
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Contained Box - Rounded Oval, Pale Yellow and Gold
    Andrea Walsh

    Contained Box - Rounded Oval, Pale Yellow and Gold

    2018
    Lost wax cast glass, fine bone china and 22ct burnished gold
    H:9cm W:14cm D:10cm
    Sold
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
  • Contained Box - Rounded Oval, Clear Frit and White
    Andrea Walsh

    Contained Box - Rounded Oval, Clear Frit and White

    2018
    Lost wax cast glass and fine bone china
    H:9cm W:14cm D:10cm
    Sold
    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
    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
    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 (middle and right sold), £275
    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
    H:3cm W:4.5cm
    £385, £385, £495 (right sold)
    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 (left sold)
  • 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

    2018
    Photograph: Shannon Tofts
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