Biography

Born in Cheshire UK, moved to Western Australia in 1994, returned to the UK 2006, to run gallery and studio in Ely, Cambridgeshire. 2009 closed gallery to resume ceramic work.
Selected Memberships
2005 IAC – Elected a Member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva
2008 CPA – Elected a Member of the Craftsmen Potters Association, London
2009 Selected Member of the Anglian Potters
Educational Qualifications
2000 MA Research Scholarship – Ceramics, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
1997 BFA Honours – 1st class, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania
1984 Advanced Certificate in Art Education – Ceramics, University of East Anglia
1968 Certificate in Education – Distinction, Art&Design, Victoria University of Manchester, UK
Teaching Experience
1972–1994 Taught Art & Design and Ceramics in Cheshire, Staffordshire and Cambridge, UK
1995 to date – full time studio ceramist
Solo Exhibitions
2010–16 Annual Exhibition – Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire
2009 Arctic Light – Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire
2003 Ocean Light – Craftwest Gallery, Perth, Western Australia
2000 Crystalline Light – Gallery East, Fremantle, Western Australia
1998 Glacial Light – Makers Mark Gallery, Melbourne & Sydney, Australia
1997 Light Forms – Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
Selected Group Exhibitions/Competitions (since 1994)
2017 ‘Seascape’ Byard Art, Byard Art, Kings Parade, Cambridge
2017 ‘Living with Art: The Newman Collection’, 108 Contemporary, Art.Craft.Design, Tulsa, Oklahoma
2016 ‘Fired Up’, Ferrers Gallery, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
2016 ‘Seascape’ Byard Art, Byard Art, Kings Parade, Cambridge
2016 ‘Made with Love’, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds
2015 The Slipcast Object Revisited Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2015 CAL – Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2014 Féerique – Christmas Exhibition, Galerie du Don, France
2014 Teabowl exhibition, Oxford Ceramics Gallery, Oxford
2014 IAC Members’ Exhibition, State Art Collection, Ireland
2014 CAL – Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2013 58 Premio Competition, Faenza, Italy
2012 International Ceramics Studio (ICS), Kecskemét, Hungary
2011 Translucencies – Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy
2010 IAC – Members’ Exhibition, Musée National de Céramics de Sèvres, Paris
2010 Paperclay, Laguna Beach, California, USA
2009 Antarctica, St Joseph’s Galerie, the Netherlands
2008 IAC – Members’ Exhibition, Xian, China
2007 Porcelain bowls from the UK, St Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
2007 And There Was Light Cudgegong Gallery, NSW, Australia
2006 World Clay, IAC Members’ Exhibition, Latvia Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2006 Celestial Porcelain, Zelli Porcelain Awards, London
2006 International Furniture Fair, Salone Satellite Milan
2006 COLLECT at the V&A Museum, London, UK represented by Raglan Gallery, Sydney
2005 Porcelain and Bone China, Book launch at Raglan Gallery, Fg3 and Aspects, Australia
2005 Gold Coast Award, City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia
2005 International Craft Fair, Tuscany, Florence, organized by Form, Western Australia
2005 Collect – On the Table, Planet Furniture, Sydney
2004/5 COLLECT at the V&A Museum, London, UK represented by Raglan Gallery, Sydney
2004 Coloured Porcelain, St Joseph Galerie, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
2003/4 SOFA – Chicago, represented by Raglan Gallery, Sydney
2001/2 SOFA – Chicago, represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2002 5th& 6th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan
2002 International Festival of Post Modern Ceramics, Varazdin, Croatia
2002 City of Perth Craft Award, Craftwest, Western Australia
2002 Sidney Myer International Ceramics Award Shepperton Art Gallery, Victoria, SA
2001 Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia
2001 1st Ceramic Biennale International Competition, Korea 2001
2001 Monet in Japan – National Gallery, Canberra and Gallery of Western Australia
1999 City of Hobart Art Prize – Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
1999 Mapping Identity – Centre for Contemporary Crafts, Sydney, NSW (Touring to 2000)
1994 CPA Studio Ceramics ’94, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Awards / Grants / Commissions
2015 The Plinth Gallery Award for Best Vessel, Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2014 Silver Award Ceramics, craft&design Selected Makers, UK
2005 State Arts Sponsorship Scheme WA, Designed Bone China Trophy Artworks
2002 Australia Council Grant for New Work + Arts Wa Grant – Exhibition at Craftwest 2003
2002 Honourable Mention, 6th International Ceramic Competition, Mino, Japan
2001 Honourable Mention, 1st World Ceramic Biennale, Korea
1998 MGS Scholarship (Monash Graduate Scholarship) Monash University, Victoria
1999 Honourable Mention – 5th International Ceramics Contest, Mino, Japan
Collections
2014 State Art Collection, Ireland
2013 58 Premio, Museum of International Ceramics
2012 International Ceramics Studio Museum, Kecskemét, Hungary
2010 Musée National de Céramique de Sèvres
2008 Museum of British Art, Xian, China
2006 Latvian Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2005 Fullercraft Museum, Brockton, MA, USA
2004 City of Wanneroo Art Collection, Western Australia
2001 Ceramic Museum, Ichon, Korea
1999 Tajimi City Pottery Design and Technical Center, Tajimi, Japan
1995 Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
Publications included in
Astrid Sänger and Otakar Silva Paperclay: The Perfect Union, Storchennest, 2015
Rossette Gault, Paperclay Art & Practice, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, 2013
Lana Wilson, More on Great Clay: Paperclay Clay Times, 2012
Emmanuel Cooper, Contemporary Ceramics, pp 60, 89, 2009
Liliane Tardio-Brise, La terre-papier - Techniques et créations Eyrolles Paris - Collection Le Geste et l'Outil, 2008
Ruth Chambers, Utopic Impulses, Contemporary Ceramic Practice, pp 212–215, 2008
Janet DeBoos, Whiter than White, Object, No 48 pp34–38, 2005, Australia
David Bromfield, Ocean Light (PDF file, 650KB) Ceramic Review 211. January/February 2005: pp 40‑43.
Sarah Szabo, The Art of Craft, Insite, Homes, Design + Art, pp 45–47, 2005 Australia
Penny Smith, Tripping the Light Fantastic (PDF file, 450KB) Craft Arts International No.60. 2004: pp 2‑4.
Sasha Wardell, Porcelain and Bone China, pp 17, 43,100, 2004
Peter Lane, Contemporary Studio Porcelain, new edition, pp 35, 68–69, 2003
Lark Books, 500 Bowls, Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design. pp228, 337, 2003
Peter Lane, Ocean Light (PDF file, 110KB) Ceramics: Art and Perception No. 53. 2003: pp 61‑65.
Andrew Nicholls, Translucent Light: Angela Mellor and Mondo Lucé (PDF file, 310KB) Object No 42. 2003: pp 36‑37.
Beth Hatton, Australia Ceramics at SOFA, Pottery in Australia, Vol. 41 No 1 pp 68, 69
Mara Fox, Pure Colour, (Home design), Sunday Times, January 20, 2002, Australia
Angela Mellor, World Ceramic Exposition Korea 2001 Pottery in Australia Volume 40, No. 4. December 2001: pp 56‑57.
Julia Berney, White Light, (Creative People) Homes and Living Spring 2001 Australia
David Bromfield, Timeless Light Ceramics: Art and Perception No. 44. (June) 2001: pp 6-10.
Anne Lightwood, Containing the Light, Paperclay and Other Additives, pp 12, 60, 127–8 2000
Dorothy Erickson, Translucent Ceramics Craft Arts International No.47. 1999-2000: pp 77‑79.
Sasha Wardell, Individual Approaches, Slipcasting p 104, 1997
Peter Lane, Slipcasting, Contemporary Porcelain pp 46–47, 1995
Angela Mellor, Illuminated Ceramic Objects Ceramics Technical No. 8. December 1999: pp 3‑6.
Tina Harris, China Syndrome, Vogue Living, p 36, September 1999, Australia
Presentations
2010 Paperclay Today Symposium – Laguna Beach, California, USA
1999 9th National Ceramics Conference, Perth, Western Australia
Lectures and workshops in Indonesia, Australia, Canada, USA and the UK