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Collection: Gray's School of Art Three Dimensional Design Collection
Object Type: vessel
Artist/Maker: Younie, Anna
Date: 2018
Media/Materials: black vulcan stoneware, clay and china clay white slip
Dimensions: overall: 50 cm x 32 cm x 17 cm
Awards: RGU Three Dimensional Design Purchase Award


The Brodgar Collection
My collection has been inspired by the surrounding landscape of my home on Orkney. I have always had an admiration and fascination for the local scenery therefore, it seemed a natural choice to focus on this for my final year at Gray’s.

My work has developed from the intricate patterns and erosion which surround Orkney’s coastline. The forms remain simple and elegant as I have tried to reflect the eye catching standing stone formations of Brodgar and Stenness, however the surface of my work is heavily textured relating to the weathered cliffs protecting the islands from the elements.

By exploring a variety of clay, slips and raw materials which all hold different properties this has resulted in a diverse range of effects being created. In my opinion the work retains the sensitivity of clay whilst mirroring the harsh rock surfaces I have studied intensively. I believe this refined method demonstrates the possibilities of the medium and the result is something which I am deeply proud of.

Object Number: ABDRG2018.522