Anna Bailey is a writer and historian from North Yorkshire, England. Since childhood, she has been fascinated by histories of lived experience and the everyday. She is particularly interested in relationships between making and use, as well as the inherent human trace in artefacts.
Having previously completed a BA in History at the University of Oxford, Anna's practice is firmly grounded in historical approaches. Whilst at the RCA, she has extended her skills in research and academic writing to embody a cross-disciplinary perspective of design history. She hopes to continue her exploration of unconventional approaches to design history and material culture, through which we might catch fresh glimpses of historical design and making practices.
Image:Footed agateware teapot, Staffordshire, ca.1750-1765 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)