Back in January 2018 UK-based ceramicist Anna Whitehouse set herself a goal to create a new bottle each day for 100 days. By limiting herself to a single form, she was able to stretch her creativity to formulate new designs previously unexplored in her practice. Each white ceramic bottle was uniformly shaped, but the designs she created on the surface differed each day. Some bottles were punctured with tiny repetitive holes, while others were covered in leaf-like applications or floral motifs.
The artist compares the 100-day-long exercise to journaling or filling a sketchbook, as each new object was like a brand new sketch that could be learned from for the next day. 'I’ve kept the work unglazed, like white pages from a sketchbook, highlighting the mark making through the contrast created by shadows,' she says.
After the completion of her project Whitehouse created a 'clay calendar' which you can visit on her website here. The interactive portfolio outlines each bottle she made from January 1st to April 10th 2018 and includes her unique titles which are based on something that happened during the day they were made. here and you can see more of her creations on her Instagram page too.