Anthony Bryant

Anthony Bryant is internationally recognised for his unsurpassed work in 'green' woodturning. He creates work which stretches the potential of the material to its furthest limits – both in scale and in his unrivalled ability to turn to an absolutely breathtaking thinness.

I am not concerned with function in my work. Instead, I prefer to explore the sculptural potential of the vessel at the physical limits of woodturning. My driving aim is to create powerful forms with poise and presence.

Anthony Bryant


Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • "From Trengwainton to Tremenheere" - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh - 2022
  • 'Slow Turning', Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
  • “At The Still Point”, Kestle Barton Gallery, Cornwall
  • Kohseki, Kyoto, Japan
  • Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • Flow Gallery, London
  • The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • ‘On Collection’ Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • The Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre,
  • Centrum Goed Werk, Zulte, Belgium
  • University of Warwick, England
  • Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, London
  • Pro-Art Gallery, St Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
  • Binnenhuis Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Norwich Art Gallery, Norfolk
  • The Crafts Council at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • MAKE Hauserwirth - 5th Anniversary show, Bruton, Somerset
  • May 2024 - London Craft Week, Petronilla Silver, London
  • Nov 2024 - 'Flow Gallery' - 25 Years Anniversary, London
  • 'Modern Made' - Lyon and Turnbull, Mall Galleries, London
  • 'Past, Present and Future' - 50 years of The Newcraftsman, St.Ives
  • 'A Part of Us' - MAKE/Hauserwirth - July to Sept 2023
  • MAKE / Hauser & Wirth, Somerset - 2022
  • 'West Lands' - Make / Hauser & Wirth, Somerset
  • 'Wood' - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 'Where Art Meets Craft', Petronilla Silver, London
  • 'On-Show' - The New Craftsmen - London
  • 'HUDDLE' - Wood Sculpture - Kestle Gallery, Cornwall
  • FLOW Gallery, London
  • Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance Cornwall
  • Wills Lane Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall
  • 'Serpentine Now', Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
  • SOFA - Chicago 2016, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London
  • 'Worldly Goods', Majlis Gallery, Dubai
  • Matz & Koch Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Belloc-Lowndes Fine Art, Chicago, USA
  • Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK
  • SOFA New York/Chicago
  • 'Contemporary Decorative Arts' Sothebys, New York
  • Foyer Gallery, The Barbican Centre, London
  • 'Decorative Arts Today' Bonham's, London
  • 'Ambiente' (Crafts Council Selected Artists), Frankfurt, Germany
  • 'The Shed', Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy
  • Yale University Art Gallery, USA
  • 'Redefining the Lathe-Turned Object', Arizona State Museum
  • 'A Quality of Light', The TATE Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall
  • The Arts & Crafts Gallery, Brussels

Major collections

  • Stanhope Properties
  • The Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia
  • The Arts Council of Wales
  • Hyatt Hotel, Guam
  • Arizona State University
  • The Contemporary Art Society
  • Liverpool Museum and Art Gallery
  • HRH The Prince of Wales
  • 1991 - Plymouth Museum (Contemporary Art Society gift)
  • The Museum of Ulster
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • Cliveden, Berkshire
  • The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu,
  • Chuo Trust and Banking, London
  • The Atkinson Gallery, Southport, Merseyside
  • Ritz Carlton, Chicago


Selected Publications

  • "How things Turn Out" - Drift magazine, written by Martin Holman - Cornwall
  • Natural Choice – Contemporary Applied Arts, Tim Wilcox
  • Crafts Council Guide To Contemporary British Wood
  • ‘Anthony Bryant’ – gallerymateria, Scottsdale, Arizona, Artists Interview Aug 2000
  • Financial Times – David Linley, ‘The Expert’s Expert”: Anthony Bryant
  • ‘Modern Pots’ – Ceramics & Wood from the Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Jan 2001
  • ‘Greenwood Spell’ – Crafts Magazine, Interview by Mary Regan
  • ‘ONE TREE’ – Garry Olson & Peter Toaig, Merrel Publishing 2001
  • ‘Warp Factor’ – Material Matters, article by Alicia de Moubray, Perspectives on Architecture, May 1994
  • Crafts Council – Celebrating 30 years – Crafts Council Shop at the V&A Museum
  • Le Soir – Le Nouveaux Anglais, 2004
  • Woodworker: Turning Green: Anthony Bryant
  • Woodworker International: Rod Wales interviews Anthony Bryant
  • Financial Times: ‘Out Of The Wood’, article by Emma Crichton Miller
  • 500 Wood Bowls: Lark Books
  • Modern Pots, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie & their Contemporariea, The Sainsbury Collection, Cyril Frankel, Thames & Hudson
  • Wonders In Wood – The Art of The Woodturner, Tony Boase


E: info [at] anthonybryant [dot] co [dot] uk