Annette Welch was born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. After completing an Art Foundation course at Cheltenham College of Art she trained at Camberwell School of Art, gaining a BA in Ceramics in 1982. Since then she has had her own ceramics studio and taught ceramics to both children and adults part-time.
She gained a PGCE in 2007 and is currently employed by Morley College, teaching ceramics to adults at all levels, as well as specialist courses in clay, slips, glazes and Raku techniques.
Annette enjoys ways of placing related forms together, by stacking or grouping dishes that are subtly different in form, proportion and colour in order to change the identity of the single element. Large, shallow platters provide her with a canvas to explore the surface, applying porcelain slips using techniques of mono-printing, stencilling, inlay and combing. Graduating clay mixes and tinted glazes combine to create the overall earth tones and textures. All work is wheel thrown and stoneware fired.
Annette has been a professional member of the Craft Potters Association since 1998.
Commissions undertaken and studio visits welcomed.