Andrea Walsh is an artist based in East Lothian, Scotland. She studied fine art before a Masters degree in glass, and set up her studio in 2005. Andrea's work explores a range of materials including ceramics, glass and metal, to create exquisitely crafted, timeless and unique pieces. Her work is included in private and public collections worldwide, these include the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh, and she was selected as a finalist in the BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour Craft Prize 2017, and the LOEWE Foundation Craft Prize in 2019.
Andrea describes her practice beautifully in the following artist’s statement:
“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 on working with ceramics, glass and metal for over 20 years, creating objects which explore and celebrate the qualities of these ancient and alchemic materials, including their clarity, purity and translucency. Each piece that I make is completely unique and made by hand, using a variety of traditional techniques and heat processes.”
“Exploring ideas of containment, materiality and value through considered, tactile objects, I am interested to intrigue the viewer and encourage a spontaneous interaction with my work. I seek to make pieces that embrace investigation through their intimate scale, to be contemplated, held, cherished."