Andrea Walsh’s boxes and vessels are an exquisite exploration of materials honed into the most personal and concentrated objects. These tactile forms invite touch and handling, and combine finely honed components; ceramic, glass and metal. She explores these for their properties of “clarity, purity and translucency”. What results is a kind of functional sculpture in minature, cylindrical perhaps or crisply and asymmetrically faceted. Born in Stockport in 1974, Andrea Walsh studied Fine Art at Staffordshire University and Glass at Edinburgh College of Art, and she lives and works in Edinburgh. Her investigation of containment and material has resulted in items of precious simplicity, very covetable, and which add immeasurably to our appreciation of the highly crafted and the intimate.

David Whiting