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Deirdre BurnettImage Gallery

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Availability: No longer updating 2008/2009
Last Updated: 2010-11-15

Current Work

Current Work

Stoneware and porcelain individual vessel forms, mostly thrown, turned and altered. Ranging in size from small translucent porcelain pieces to large laminated handbuilt floor standing forms with volcanic surfaces.

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Technical Information

Technical Information

Electric kilns; 1280 deg.C. Volcanic, reactive or colour qualities of the finished piece come from oxides or materials added to the body, not just applied to the surface.

History

History

Studied sculpture at St. Martins School of Art, then took a BA in three dimensional design with ceramics main and silversmithing subsidiary at Camberwell School of Art. On leaving in 1967 set up a workshop in Dulwich. At first for financial reasons the output was mainly tableware. The individual work developed and gradually took over.
Makes individual vessel forms in oxidised stoneware and porcelain. Mostly wheel thrown, turned and altered, although larger floor standing pieces are handbuilt. Volcanic, reactive or colour qualities of the glaze come from oxides or materials in the body not applied to the surface.
For a few years, due to carpel tunnel syndrome of her hand, she ceased trading through galleries although continuing to develop and make work. In 1999, after successful surgery, resumed full time work in the workshop.

On the Crafts Council selected index and a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions
2006 - Cal 2 St. Ives ceramics, Cornwall
2006 - Ceramic Art, London, Royal college of Art, London
2005 - Contemporary ceramics, London - 'In the Window'
2004 - Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset.
2003 - "My Top Twenty", Alpha House Gallery.
2003 - Royal Birmingham Society of Art.
2002 - The Stour Gallery, Shipton on Stour, Warwickshire.
2002 - Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset.
1999 - "Whiteout" Gallery, London W1.
1993 - The Northern Tradition, Museum Boymans - van Beuningen, Rotterdam
1992 - Vier Elemente - Drei Lander, Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1990 - Lucie Rie, Hans Coper & their pupils, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich & Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
1979 - Image and Idea, British Council touring exhibition; The Bowl, British Crafts Centre, London, organised by World Crafts Council
1977 - British Pottery '77, Graham Gallery, New York, USA; Deirdre Burnett, Dorothy Feibleman & Val Barry, Charlotte Hennig Gallery, Darmstadt, Germany
1976 - 17 British Potters, Carmel College, Wallingford; 24 British Potters, the Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, & Everson Museum of Art, USA; Ceramics, Barclaycraft, Brighton; Deirdre Burnett, Sheila Casson and Janice Tchalenko, CPA, London; Porselein van ses Engelese Keramisten, Princessehoff Museum, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands; Ten Approaches to Porcelain, Amalgam, London
1974 - Ceramic Boxes, Craft Potters Shop, London
1973 - The Craftsman's Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
1972 - International Ceramics, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
1971 - Deirdre Burnett and Tessa Fuchs, Crawford St, London

Solo Exhibitions
2005 - Harlequin Gallery, London
1979 - Oxford Gallery
1978 - Waikato Art Museum, New Zealand
1977 - Atmosphere, London
1975 - Gallery 359, Nottingham
1975 - Craftwork, Guildford
1975 - Amalgam, London
1975 - Peter Dingley Gallery, Stratford upon Avon

Collections

Collections

Museum of Modem Art, New York, USA
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Museum Boymans - van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Musees Royaux d'art et d'histoire, Brussels, Belgium
Pennsylvania State University, Abington, USA
Auckland Museum, New Zealand
Bendigo Ceramic Collection, Bendigo, Australia
Waikato Art Museum, Haniilton, New Zealand
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Perth Museum, Australia
Sainsbury Collection, Norwich
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Buckinghamshire County Museum
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Cleveland Crafts Centre
City Museum & Art Gallery, Portsmouth
Bankfield Museum, Halifax
Ismay Collection, Yorkshire Museum

Work Styles

Work Styles

Stoneware
Porcelain