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Art Education
Foundation Studies; Shrewsbury College of Art.
B.A.(Hons) Ceramic Course, Cardiff College of Art.
M.A.Ceramics, S.G.I.H.E., Cardiff.

Qualifications
B.A( Hons).
Masters Degree, Ceramics.

Fellowship
Bath Academy of Art.

Fellow – 1999
Royal Cambrian Academy.

Ceramic practice
Established original studio and workshop in North Wales, making high  fired large scale fireclay sculpture and garden ware. At the same time worked as designer  of slate artifacts for Llechwedd.. Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd.

Established first workshop in Bath working in earthenware and started working on
2D semi sculptural work and commissioned tile projects.

Continued these projects after moving to larger workshop at the  Cleveland Bridge Gallery Bath and in 1995 to Old Orchard – present studio.

Click  Public Art Projects   to view.

Public commissions

1974 – Large ceramic mural (with Alison Williams), for the entrance to shopping centre in     Cwmbran Gwent.
1974 – Ceramic plaque to commemorate William Maddocks. N Wales.
1975 – Series of painted murals commissioned by Clough Williams-Ellis at Portmeirion. Gwynedd.
1980/1 – Restoration of traditional painted murals at Yeun Dun Folk Museum for the government of Hong Kong.
1984 – Large glazed wall sculpture ‘Running man’ for J.W Greaves and Sons Ltd. Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd.
1988 – A pair of large tile panels (peacocks +mermaids) for the post fire restoration of Portmeirion Hotel. N. Wales.
1991 – Brick Clay ‘hands on’ mural project (19m x 2m) for the ‘International Potters Camp’, at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. University of Wales. Mid Wales.
1997/8 – R.N.I.D Poolemead Centre large tile commission ‘Parrot jungle’
1999/00 – 9 ‘Swan’ tile panels (framed) – for recovery room Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset.
2000/01 – Clay ‘fish’ panels and 4 ‘fish’ tile walls + for Castel Deudraeth, Portmeirion, Gwynedd.
2001 – Series of 8 ‘Parrot’ panels (framed) Yspbyty Glan Clwyd (hospital).Conwy.
2008- 2 pigs for King Bladdud’s pigs  project Bath.
2016-  ‘Neolithic’ tile panels for reception area. Julia’s House Hospice, Devises, Wilts.

Group Exhibitions

1974 – Design Centre Gallery, Cardiff.
1979 – ‘Welsh Potters’ – Craftsman Potters Association Gallery. London.
1990 – Hitchcocks Gallery, Bath.BANES.
1991 – International Potters Festival, Aberyswyth Mid Wales..
1991-93 – ‘Fired Earth’ – ‘1000 years of tiles in Europe’ (touring exhibition).
1993 – Criccieth Festival at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Gallery, Gwynedd, North Wales.
1994 – Bath Fringe Festival. ‘open’ workshop and exhibition.
1995 – Plas Tan – y – Bwlch, Gwynedd, North Wales ‘Invited artist’. Visual Arts weekend / exhibition. – drawings.
1997 – ‘Slip Crackle Pot’ Six Chapel Row, Bath.BANES
1998 – The Architectural Centre, Narrow Quay, Bristol, Avon.
1998 – Chapel of Art, Criccieth,Gwynedd, North Wales.
1998 – Tremayne Applied Arts, St Ives, Cornwall 1998.
1998 – Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
1998 – ‘Fish’ Six Chapel Row, Bath, Banes
1999 – ‘Wellspring Show’ Bath Hot Bath Gallery, Bath.
1999 – ‘4 come to St. Ives’ Tremayne Applied Arts, St Ives, Cornwall.
1999 – ‘Ceramic Wall Pieces’ Model House Gallery, Llantrisant, South Wales.
2000 – Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Gwynedd.
2001 – ‘Feat of Clay Chapel of Art’, Criccieth, Gwynedd
2002 – 125 Gallery Bathford. Bath.
2003 – Chapel of Art, Criccieth, Gwynedd,
2005 – ‘Bodywork’ University of Wales, Aberwystyth, Mid Wales.
2005 – ‘Women Only’ Albany Gallery, Cardiff
2006 – ‘Batik transitions.’ The Batik Guild, Glouscester Musenum and Art Gallery.
2011 – Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw Gallery, Lleyn, Gwynedd.
2013 – ‘Traces and transformation’ Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution Bath, banes.
2013 – ‘Perspectives’ Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, N.Wales.
2014 – ‘4 Artists’ Oriel Gwynedd, Bangor N.Wales.
2015 – RCA at Kooywood Gallery Cardiff.
2015 – New Forest centre, Lyndhurst Hants. Creative Coverage show.
2016 – ‘Coast and Country’ Waterfront gallery Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire.
2017-  ‘Present makers 2017’ Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Hontion, Devon.

Solo Exhibitions

1980 – Watercolour landscapes. Midland Bank.
1981 – Ceramic panels + dishes. Indesign Gallery, Chester, Cheshire.
1991 – ‘Ceramic Series’ Aberyswyth Arts Centre.
1995 – ‘2D’ University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, Glamorgan.
1995 – Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Gwynedd.
1999 – ‘Ceramic Wall Pieces’ Model House Gallery, Llantrisant, South Wales.
2001 – ‘Sea:Water’ Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy.
2001 – ‘Sea :water’ Studio show. Bath.BANES.
2004 – ‘Land and Sea’ Oriel Plas Glyn Y Weddw gallery, Gwynedd.
2007 – Victoria Art Gallery, Bath.
2010 – ‘Walcotarts’ event’ studio show. Bath.
2011 – ‘Bath Art Affair,’ studio show Bath.

Symposia

1991 – International Potters Festival Aberyswyth. ‘Hands on Project’ + Lecture ‘Early tile history’.
1996 – Invited participating artist at’ Visual Art’ weekend. Plas Tan-y–Bwlch, Snowdonia Field Study Centre Gwynedd.

Teaching/lectures

1975-2003 – Cardiff Art College, B.A.+ M.A. group workshops, visits and kiln building, Practical demonstrations -Tile + decoration techniques, visit to Barcelona. Tutorials. Talks + slides -‘Tile history’, ‘Setting up a workshop.’ Personal development of themes and imagery’.etc.

Other institutions
Aberystwyth Arts Centre. University of Wales. (schools project).
Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, Wiltshire.
University of Glamorgan.
Lancaster Art College.

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, etc.
Bath Museum of East Asian Art.
Bath Society of Artists.
(Primarily practical demonstrations and / or talks+ slides on own work, or on tile history.)

Publications; Examples of her work [including tiles], appear in the following:

Fired Earth 1000 years of tiles in Europe’, 1991. Scarborough Art Gallery

Touring Exhibition catalogue. ed. Hans van Lemmen and John Malam

Tile & Architectural Ceramic Society, Richard Dennis Publications

‘Decorating with Tiles’ by Elizabeth Hilliard 1993, Pavilion Books Ltd; in association with ‘Fired Earth’

‘Ceramics and Print’ by Paul Scott 1994. ‘Ceramic Handbook’ A&C Black

‘Tile Style’ Gill Blake 1996. Quarto

‘Practical Solutions for Potters’ by Gill Bliss 1998, Sterling / Silver

20th. Century Tiles’. Hans van Lemman Shire publications

‘The Tile’. Making Designing Using ‘ Kenneth Clark 2002 Crowood Press

‘Bodywork, figurative ceramics with a Cardiff connection’

Curated Jo Dahn and M. Vincentelli 2005. School of Art

20th. Century Decorative British Tiles. Chris Blanchett. Schiffer.

‘Batik Transitions, from classic to contemporary’ (Cat.) Diane Gaffney, Batik Guild.

‘Romantic English Homes’ R O’ Byrne + S Brown.2011 cico books

‘Article in ‘Glazed Expressions’ issue 68, Tile and architectural ceramics society.

‘5000 years of tiles’ Hans Van Lemmen. British Museum 2013