Founded and led by directors Bruce Rowe and Claire Hatch, Anchor is an interdisciplinary creative practice working across surface, structure and form. The studio team work to build bridges between art, design, architecture and craft.

Anchor’s collection of refined handmade lighting, hardware and furniture products purposefully show the tactile essence of the clay bodies and glazes developed and utilised in the studio. These methods combine conventional ceramic techniques, digital technologies and unconventional contemporary tools and approaches. The considered surfaces and forms evidence the integration of the enquiry, design and making process.

Working collaboratively, the team discover and uncover knowledge about form, clay and glaze as a resource and future applications for use.

Whether through the R&D program or the team’s background in design thinking and making, the creative work stays focused on one thing exploring the material possibilities of ceramics.