Anne-Marie Jacobs lives on Mersea Island, among the Essex salt marshes, and her current work is inspired by her own aerial photographs of this extraordinary wilderness.
The marshland, with the habitats it offers and the biodiversity it encourages, is under threat. Anne-Marie Jacobs’ response to these concerns could be called ‘Pot Propaganda’.
Anne-Marie Jacobs’ sculptural ceramics communicate an experience of the landscape, evoking a bodily relationship to it. Mark Rothko insisted that his Seagram murals were not pictures, but that he had made a ‘place’. In her work the ‘place’ oscillates, like the sense of scale, between the small landscape reliefs on the surface of some of the vessels and the large forms and negative spaces around the pieces themselves.
The work aims to relate a sense of risk as well as confidence; a threat of imbalance as well as elegant order; fragility as well as strength. The slip cast forms suggest controlled repetition and the glazes offer wild and serendipitous colours and textures formed in the kiln. This equilibrium is what Anne-Marie Jacobs celebrates about the landscape and what she is anxious to encourage the viewer to want to conserve for its future.
Tonic Gallery Salcombe, Devon September- December 2019
Sentinel Gallery Wivenhoe, Essex December 2019
Art in Clay ceramic fair 16th-18th August 2019 Hatfield House, Herts
Earth & Fire ceramic fair 21st-23rd June 2019 Welbeck, Notts
East Anglia Women Artists of Today 15th-28th April 2019 The Geedon Gallery, Fingringhoe, Colchester CO5 7DN
Colchester School of Art Alumni Exhibition 12th January- 1st February 2019 The Minories, Colchester
East Cliff House Christmas Pop Up Shop 7th-9th December 24 Harwich Road, Mistley CO11 1LQ
The Minories Christmas Market 1st December The Minories, Colchester
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing By 1st November- 12th night 2018/9 Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare, Suffolk
Open Studio (Colchester and Tendring) 22nd-23rd and 29th-30th September 2018 Rewsalls Farm, East Mersea, 10-5pm
Costa 28th August – 1st September 2018 Ipswich Tourist Information Centre, St Stephen’s Lane, Ipswich
Salt Marsh 7th-22nd July 2018 The Nottage institute, Wivenhoe, Essex
Up River 21st June-24th August 2018 Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare, Suffolk
The Edge of Light 1st-14th June Art Cafe, West Mersea
Open Studio (Island Artists) 1st – 3rd June 2018 Rewsalls Farm, Rewsalls Lane, East Mersea Colchester CO58SX 10-1pm, 2-5pm
Contemporary Ceramics Fair 5-6 May 2018 The Hepworth, Wakefield
Innovations in Ceramic Art The Guildhall, Cambridge 3rd-4th March 2018