Early in the 1970s Anne & Philip Plant were creating some really interesting ceramic works that blurred the boundary between ceramics and fine art. Anne made some conventional wall panels including a commission for Flintshire County Library, and a plaque for Price Charles to be given away at a ceremony at the Welsh Countryside Awards in 1970. It seems though that they were more at home creating abstract panels mounted on board with unusual and poetic titles. The glazes are reminiscent of the work of Berndt Friberg and Gutte Eriksen with subdued but textured tones, sensitively and skillfully handled. I have found a few examples with titles such as "Ragnarok" and "Tagetes" and the one I own called "Goulard" which is a chemical compound. The panels are usually made up of many composite pieces arranged to create a fractured landscape of sorts, very evocative of the period. I also have an original brochure from their studio in Northwich, Cheshire which contains their mission statement which was to "hope that their work may begin the acknowledgement and recognition of clay and glaze as a fine art media". For me, it is some of the most interesting studio work I have seen of the period.