Francesca Anfossi’s practice takes the tradition of craft as a starting point to make and collaborate, employing ceramic as her core material. Inspired by the very nature of clay — a versatile, inclusive and non-hierarchal material — her various projects are often conceived in direct collaboration with communities and evolve according to their needs. She approaches art-making with a generous pragmatism and produces objects that blur the boundaries between art and craft, creativity and functionality. Her ceramic book holders, coffee tables, stools, vases and pots are all unique, hand-made pieces that are inspired by everyday life. Such objects celebrate domesticity as a place that is playful, eclectic and loaded with artistic content.
Anfossi's work is held in private collections in the UK, Italy, France and the USA. She has exhibited with the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Salone del mobile, Milan; Camden Arts Centre, London; The Bowery, New York; Cardi Black Box, Milan. In 2017, Anfossi co-founded the ceramic centre Rochester Square in Camden, London, which is dedicated to socially engaging projects and artistic collaborations.