Ann Stokes was born in Gullane, Scotland, and took up pottery in London in 1957.

Her bold, colourful work was inspired by ancient ceramics and natural forms. Bat Box is a fine example of Stokes’ zoomorphic vessels, while Insect Plate reflects her bold, painterly style and her intense connection with nature. Bird Cage illustrates her multimedia work, in which painted trees spring up from ceramic bases and birds and insects flit in spring-like scenes. This small group of work by Stokes now joins the collection of studio ceramics at Paisley Museum.


Presented by Philip Stokes with Art Fund support

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