Antonia Salmon British, b. 1959

Works
  • Antonia Salmon, 'Moon' Standing Form, 2020
    Antonia Salmon
    'Moon' Standing Form, 2020
    stoneware, impressed artist's seal 'AS'
    h 27 x w 33 cm
    £ 924.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Black Clay that Shapes the Hand, 2020
    Antonia Salmon
    Black Clay that Shapes the Hand, 2020
    h. 16 cm
    £ 396.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Dark Tide that Moves the Moon, 2020
    Antonia Salmon
    Dark Tide that Moves the Moon, 2020
    h. 20 cm
    £ 583.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Dark Tide that Moves the Moon Small, 2020
    Antonia Salmon
    Dark Tide that Moves the Moon Small, 2020
    h. 7 cm
    £ 132.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Large Marbled Dervish Bowl, 2020
    Antonia Salmon
    Large Marbled Dervish Bowl, 2020
    Ceramic
    £ 495.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Marbled Leaf that Grows the Land, 2020
    Antonia Salmon
    Marbled Leaf that Grows the Land, 2020
    h. 14 cm
    £ 242.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Marbled Tide that Moves the Moon Small, 2020
    Antonia Salmon
    Marbled Tide that Moves the Moon Small, 2020
    h. 7 cm
    £ 132.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Song that Sings the Bird, Black, 2020
    Antonia Salmon
    Song that Sings the Bird, Black, 2020
    h. 21 cm
    £ 528.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Speckled Cloud that Drives the Storm, 2020
    Antonia Salmon
    Speckled Cloud that Drives the Storm, 2020
    h. 14 cm
    Sold
  • Antonia Salmon, Speckled Leaf that Grows the Land, 2020
    Antonia Salmon
    Speckled Leaf that Grows the Land, 2020
    h. 26 cm
    £ 506.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Word that Speaks the Man, Black, 2020
    Antonia Salmon
    Word that Speaks the Man, Black, 2020
    h. 36 cm
    £ 352.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Deep Marine Riffle , 2019
    Antonia Salmon
    Deep Marine Riffle , 2019
    Ceramic
    17 cm
    £ 724.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Large Wind Rush, 2019
    Antonia Salmon
    Large Wind Rush, 2019
    Stoneware
    £ 1,050.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Medium Wind Rush , 2019
    Antonia Salmon
    Medium Wind Rush , 2019
    £ 840.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Small Wind Rush , 2019
    Antonia Salmon
    Small Wind Rush , 2019
    Stoneware
    £ 462.00
  • Antonia Salmon, Winged Form, 2019
    Antonia Salmon
    Winged Form, 2019
    Stoneware
    Sold
Biography

For over 25 years Antonia has made ceramic sculpture, experimenting with different stoneware clays, burnished and smoke fired surfaces. Inspired by large landscapes, small organic forms, Classical and 20 Century sculpture, and prehistoric artefacts, Antonia has always been concerned with the search for pure strong forms that reflect certain qualities of being. This may be exploring a form that reflects the feeling of holding or the sense of both centredness and dynamism within one abstract form. Some works explore the nature of bridging moments in time. There is the wish that each work may stand as if poised in space, providing a contemplative, enduring and uplifting quality, and inviting the viewer to reach out and touch.

 

There is always a tension between finding clarity of line and geometry in the finished forms, with the random surface markings generated from the smoke firing process. The making process starts with a burst of intense creative flow and is followed by months of honing the form to a resolution where it may sit with poise. The making methods are varied: throwing and altering, hand modelling, coiling or construction from slabs. There is a natural rhythm in the transformation from soft clay to the finished hollow forms. Each work is also hand burnished, smoke fired several times and finally wax polished – it is an intimate and patient process.

 

After studying Geography at Sheffield University she trained at Harrow School of Art in Studio Pottery, a year spent studying in the Middle East and India made a deep impression on her approach to work and, soon after her return to England in 1984, the first workshop was set up in Barbican, London. By 1989, in search of a life nearer open countryside she moved to Sheffield from where she shows her work internationally, running master classes and bringing up a family.

 

Antonia Salmon is on the Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers, and Fellow of the Craft Potters Association. Her work is exhibited in public and private collections in UK, USA, Japan and Europe.

Exhibitions