Francesca Anfossi

Francesca Anfossi is a multidisciplinary artist and co-founder of Rochester Square. Her work most often takes the form of ceramics, workshops, cooking classes, or communal events, and offers the participants opportunities to learn new skills and form new social bonds. She recently contributed to the project SupaStore Southside at South London Gallery (2021), and was a finalist for the 2020 Whitegold International Ceramic Prize.

  • From the Pot to the Earth at Rochester Square

    From the Pot to the Earth at Rochester Square

    Clay, Garden, and Food: A Composition of Artworks, Dinners, Words, and People

    Francesca Anfossi

    How urban spaces are finding new life through communities of gardeners, cooks, ceramicists, and creatives.

    “Rochester Square is an oasis between the trundling traffic of Camden Road and busy York Way that welcomes people of all ages, at all hours and in all weathers, to be together to grow and make things. The three animating words—clay, food, and garden—summon the organism that Francesca Anfossi and Eric Wragge have fostered. The square has become a nest of creativity that extends an invitation to dwell, make, and be happy. In this book, you will find excellently unusual ways of preparing food, examples of many of the wondrous things made and the thoughts and passionate solidarity of neighbours and friends.”—Antony Gormley

    ContributorsFrancesca Anfossi, Francesca Astesani, Louise Chignac, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Emily King, photographs by Marta Fernàndez, illustrations by Polly Farquharson

    • Paperback $29.95