Anna Manfield

Anna Manfield is a designer and illustrator who creates work of sculptural wooden blocks which encourage play and creativity in both adults and children.

Anna has developed her skills in wood turning to produce beautiful objects, combining art and traditional craft. ‘Gifts’ is a series of free stacking blocks, used to explore the curiosity of material objects and their relative spacial importance. Abstract in form, the wooden shapes are undetermined, revealing a different image to every viewer.

‘Message dolls’ are inspired by traditional Japanese Kokeshi dolls. Each doll has a hollow body where a secret message is stored. In a similar way to Chinese fortune cookies, the messages are open ended, encouraging the reader to consider the content.