Anja's work explores the smooth, translucent and pure material properties of porcelain, through experimental manipulation of the soft clay surface. Some pieces are made in a variety of other clays, rough and black or cracking up as layers are breaking the rules of traditional ceramic technique.
Figurative details are taken from religious figurines, the human body and ornamental surfaces. These are then transferred as delicate 3D relief back onto the wheel thrown vessel walls, appearing to push through the surface of the vessels with a sense of animation and metamorphosis.
The metaphorical textures and forms are evocative, and the viewer will create their own narrative, depending on personal memory and imagination. Some work features ceramic transfers, for decoration or storytelling.