Ann's Pottery | New Work

The Pottery: New Work

Saggar pots - firing each pots in its own container in the kiln - now have animls on them. See more of an explanation HERE.

saggar pot


I call this new series "Indigo" because it is inspired by the highly patterned indigo-dyed fabric of the Yoruba of Nigeria. The color I've chosen for it is more like the color of indigo as it comes out of the vat, before it's matured into the deep blue associated with its name.

I've had the good fortune of doing workshops with Gasali Adeyemo and learning Yoruba indigo dyeing techniques. It's done using wax or cassava resist, techniques similar to what I use to decorate my pots. This is one of my indigo cloths.