Annie Cap

 

 

 

 

Science and the mysterious beauty and energy of nature have always been the major influences in Annie Cap’s art.

 

Coming from Seattle, on the west coast of the United States, for decades Annie exhibited bold figurative and abstract paintings clearly influenced by the American Indians and dramatic scenery of that area. Recently, however, her art has taken a dramatic turn. In a wonderful string of coincidences, she was gifted a used pottery wheel and kiln, and searching for a beginners’ pottery class she came across a photograph of man proudly displaying a ceramic platter with dramatic sparkling crystals—he had grown himself!

 

Once Annie discovered growing crystals on ceramics was possible—she could think of little else. And it was a good thing it excited her so much, because she soon found out the alchemical process of creating crystals in the volcanic heat of a kiln is far from easy. Annie spent several years studying, and developing her glazes, looking rather like a mad scientist, to reach where she is today. But she’s just scratched the surface in her chosen form of expression. The art of crystalline ceramics both challenges the mind and the materials, with a life-time of limitless combinations of colours and forms.

 

Annie Cap, “Crystalline glazing produces such beautiful patterns and colours on the clay, with each crystal and each piece as unique as a snowflake. No two will ever be the same. Coupled with the high temperatures, complex processes required, and the ‘accepted’ high failure rate from to the stress of growing crystals means only a few ceramic artists around the world choose to specialise in it. I hope you enjoy the beauty I have created for you.”

 

Annie studied fine art, painting, sculpture, composition and design, and has exhibited both in the USA and UK for more than thirty years. This is her first gallery exhibition of her crystalline ceramics.

Aqua-Blue Lace Agate Crystalline Bowl Set
(Bowls can be sold individually or as a set of 3)
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Small Bowl: Height:50mm x Width:70mm x Length:70mm

Medium Bowl:  Height:60mm x Width:80mm x Length:80mm
Large Bowl:  Height:80mm x Width:110mm x Length:110mm
POA

Aqua-Blue Lace Agate Crystalline Japanese Style Tea Bowl
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 90mm x Width: 85mm x Length: 85mm
POA

Balancing Blue-Lace Agate Crystalline Rock Sculptures(2 pieces)

Balancing Blue Lace Agate Crystalline Rock Sculptures 
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height (both pieces as one): 160mm x Width: 140mm x Length: 140mm
POA

Crystal Lava Rain-drop Veseel Multi-Coloured

Crystal Lava Multi Coloured Rain-Drop Vessel
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 160mm x Width: 120mm x Length: 120mm
POA

Crystal Lava Golden Crucible vessel

Crystal Lava Golden Crucible Vessel
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 160mm x Width: 120mm x Length: 120mm
POA

Aqua-Blue Lace Agate Crystalline Rock Sculpture

Aqua Blue Lace Agate Crystalline Rock Sculpture
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 80mm x Width: 90mm x Length: 90mm
POA

Opalescent Aqua Crystal Vessel

Opalescent Aqua Crystal Vessel
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 160mm x Width: 120mm x Length: 120mm
POA

Crystal Aqua-Blue Lace Agate Rain-drop Vessel

Crystal Aqua Blue Lace Agate Rain-Drop Vessel
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 160mm x Width: 120mm x Length: 120mm
POA

Aqua Blue Lace Agate Crystalline Japanese Style Tea Bowl
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 90mm x Width: 85mm
POA

Aqua Blue Lace Agate Crystalline Bowls
Original Crystalline Ceramic
small: diameter 70mm, height 50mm medium: diameter 85mm, height 60mm large:diameter 115mm, height 80mm
(Available as a set, or individually)

POA

wave mugs

Wave Mugs
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 130mm x Width: 100mm x Length: 120mm
POA

footed blue lace agate bowl

Footed Blue Lace Agate
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 80mm x Width: 210mm x Length: 210mm
SOLD

footed amethyst crystal bowl

Footed Amethyst Crystal Bowl
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 80mm x Width: 140mm x Length: 140mm
SOLD

double sky to sea crystal vessel

Double Sky to Sea Crystal Vessel
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 150mm x Width: 100mm x Length: 100mm
SOLD

Dark Blue Vessel

Dark Blue Vessel
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 150mm x Width: 100mm x Length: 100mm
SOLD

Pale Blue Vessel

Pale Blue Vessel
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 170mm x Width: 120mm x Length: 130mm
SOLD

Lavender Vessel

Amethyst Crystal Eclipse Vessel
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 190mm x Width: 80mm x Length: 90mm
SOLD

Green Vessel

Green Vessel
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 130mm x Width: 100mm x Length: 100mm
SOLD

crystal lava lidded vessel from artists dream series

Crystal Lava Lidded Vessel from Artist’s Dream Series 
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 240mm x Width: 90mm x Length: 90mm
SOLD

blue lace agate rain drop vessel

Blue Lace Agate Rain – Drop Vessel
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 170mm x Width: 90mm x Length: 90mm
SOLD

Green Vessel I

Green Vessel I
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 110mm x Width: 60mm x Length: 60mm
SOLD

Green Vessell I

Green Vessel II
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 100mm x Width: 55mm x Length: 55mm
SOLD

Dark Brown Vessel

Copper Moss Agate Bud Vessel
Original Crystalline Ceramic
Height: 110mm x Width: 80mm x Length: 80mm
SOLD