Art

A look at Annie Henry's paintings, sculptures and creative clay work.

Annie Henry creates sculptures that come from her imagination. Although loosely based on the human figure they display a rare combination of lyricism and fine craftsmanship. Her background as a musician becomes clear when you see the passion, fluidity and gentle beauty contained in each of her handcrafted figures.

come into my arms sculpture
Come Into My Arms

Annie came to Cornwall in 2002 to set up her studio in Perranuthnoe when she took part in the St Ives International Ceramica Festival.

all curled up sculpture by annie henry
mother and twins sculpture by annie henry
back to the garden sculpture by annie henry

Annie uses clay to express how she feels about music and dance. Some of her figures remain as fired ceramic which she glazes, others are translated into bronze. Each has a different qualilty, the ceramics allow Annie to make more abstract pieces taking risks with forms that extend further than just the representational figure. In her bronzes dancing, running and swimming figures emerge from waves of movement which could also be material and have an intriguing ambiguity.

christmas angel sculpture by annie henry
st hilary sculpture by annie henry
Collaboration with Barbar Anderson (glass worker)
St Agnes sculpture by annie henry
Grace sculpture by annie henry
Wymondham Angel sculpture by annie henry

In recent years Annie has received many commissions for angels and saints:

  • A 3 foot bronze sculpture, ‘Grace’ is situated in the Garden Hall of St Mary’s Church, Wimbledon.
  • 'St Hilary' in the beautiful church of St Hilary, Cornwall.
  • 'St Piran' in St Piran & St Michael’s church, Perranuthnoe, Cornwall, as well as a Madonna.

Annie is always happy to discuss any possible commissions.

Painting from the heart, experimenting with textures, abstract forms appear in Annie's painting, and of course labyrinths feature too, along with figures dancing, moving and walking.

Classic Labyrinth (Blue) Painting by Annie Henry
Classic Labyrinth Flames Painting by Annie Henry
Cross Labyrinth (Julia) Painting by Annie Henry
Cross Labyrinth Blue with Golden butterflies Painting by Annie Henry
Cross Labyrinth Purple Painting by Annie Henry
Dancing Heart Labyrinth Painting by Annie Henry
Hand Labyrinth 1 Painting by Annie Henry
Hand Labyrinth 2 Painting by Annie Henry
Annie sketching at Sennen
Annie painting in Madeira

As a meditation, Annie stitches finger labyrinths of her designs.

celtic cros finger labyrinth by annie henry
annie henry stiching a finger labyrinth

If you would like to receive an invitation to Annie's next exhibition, please send an email to

More of Annie's work...

Tremorran & The Angel Gallery, Truthwall, St Just is open every day showing Annie's sculpture and other artworks with Martin Holland's photography. Find out more.

Discover an angel within a spiral in the garden of Ednovean Farm, Perranuthnoe a luxury B&B destination.

You can see more of Annie's bronzes at Veryan Galleries, Roseland, Cornwall.

annie henry musician cornwall

Music

annie henry with st hilary sculpture cornwall

Art

workshop in progress cornwall

Workshops