About

MEET ANA

 

My name is Ana Bridgewater I design and create ceramic candles, and
Abalon is my alias as an artist.

Over the years I have lived, worked and exhibited in the US, UK and Spain. I have worked with ceramics for over 15 years and I studied design and art in Madrid, Bilbao, and Barcelona. I started exhibiting as an artist and lived in New York and Miami where I made my first solo exhibition.

You can have a look on my past exhibitions here

My London studio is my laboratory and my factory. It’s where I design and experiment, and hand-make my pieces one-by-one. It’s hard work, but I love what I do. I have been working with porcelain for over a decade – it ́s an amazing material that comes direct from earth. I love it for its hardiness translucence, and sonority. There´s something magical about this material, it is part of the Earth and has a natural beauty that I love.


ABOUT ABALON

 

The name Abalon was born as a tribute to my dad after he passed away. I sign all my pieces under this name. Now I also have created a sustainable business and I have called it Abalon.

I was born in the Basque country in Spain. One of our many traditions is to give gifts to the quests at your wedding. I was arranging my wedding here, in England but I couldn´t find anything that was suitable to give to my quests. As the light was fading I had an idea: to make my own candles and this is how my business was created and I started to work full time as a potter.

Born of love, influenced by nature and finished with gold, my pots are handmade, using a strong composite of porcelain. When burning the porcelain in the kiln it becomes translucent, and the light produced is warm and delicate.

Ana
founder

Sculpture and installation artist that has started a business in organic reusable candles and decorative lamps.

Jack
programer & new media artist

Jack is a well known artist, currently studying a Ph.D. in Goldsmiths. Jack creates amazing light interactive installations.