Annabel's main body of work involves a process developed over many years, of printing onto both sides of raw clay slabs that have been coloured with stained slips. The vessels, illustrated with her own (sometimes digitally altered) photographs and often with maps indicating the source of the photos, are hand built from the printed slabs, lightly glazed and fired in an electric kiln to 1240o C.
Annabel Faraday was born in Germany in 1949, she spent several years of her childhood in Egypt before coming to England in 1956. She discovered the joy of clay at Farnham Art School on Saturday morning classes in the early 1960's.
Leaving school in 1967, she then attended Winchester Art School, where she was introduced to conceptual art and concrete poetry and then Croydon College of Art.
After completing her BA Honours and PHD in Sociology Annabel completed her Fine Applied Arts (Ceramics) course at the City Lit, London in 1991.
Annabel is a Professional Member of the Craft Potters Association and has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally.