U.K.-based ceramic artist Anna Whitehouse set a goal on January 1, 2018 to create a new bottle each day for 100 days. By limiting herself to a single form, Whitehouse 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.
She tried pressing and scraping any tool she could get her hands on into the clay. From her standard clay tools to pen lids, tweezers, scissors, and even a string of beads! She also started making her own tools from bits of broken pen, wire, and aluminum to create particular marks.
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. She has kept the work unglazed, like white pages from a sketchbook, highlighting the mark making through the contrast created by shadows.