Justine AllisonImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Ty Cerrig, Craig y fuwch, Penrherber, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA38 9RW. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)1239 712862
Email:
Web-site: justineallison.blogspot.com
Availability: Availability - Open by appointment only

Last Updated: 2013-10-25

Current Work

Current Work

Since leaving college in 1998 I have been working solely with hand built porcelain - creating semi-functional pieces. My work addresses the boundaries between function and decoration. I look at objects that are used on a daily basis; like the form of a jug and create pieces that move away from function and are more concerned with the aesthetic and the visual.

My work is very much concerned with the simplicity and beauty of the clay and incorporating pattern and texture as well as glaze and coloured porcelain to create subtle, unique variations. Thinness and movement are very important in each piece.

I am also fascinated by the transforming effect of light on the physical properties of porcelain. When a simple object is illuminated from within, subtle details become apparent and an 'atmosphere' is created that transcends the object's mere functionality.

'She tends to create work in groups which can be displayed together. Each piece is individual and deliberately asymmetrical. This results in pieces which, while of the same family, have their own subtle differences.' Jill Piercy,  Welsh Table,  Ruthin Craft Centre

I grew up, worked and lived in a busy part of London. My work reflected that as I drew inspiration from city life (buildings, streets, windows, sounds). Now that I have moved to rural Wales I am encountering a different range of stimuli and exciting new chapters of exploration are opening up every day.

Availability:
Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno
Cambridge Contemporary Craft, Cambridge
Dimity Fayre
Junction Art Gallery, Woodstock, Oxon
Blue Moon Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
Blackbough, Ludlow
Brook Street Pottery, Hay on Wye
Snug Gallery, Hebdon Bridge
Craft Shop and Gallery, Aberystwyth Arts Cente, Aberystywth

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Made London : Made London
October 23, 2014 to October 26, 2014

City Hall, Cardiff : Made by Hand in Cardiff
October 31, 2014 to November 02, 2014

Technical Information

Technical Information

All work is handbuilt using Audrey Blackman porcelain and fired to 1260 in an electric kiln, using industrial glazes and velvet underglaze.

Education and Teaching

Education and Teaching

Education.
1994 - Foundation in Art and Design, Camberwell College of Art.
1994-1998 - BA(Hons) Ceramics, Camberwell College of Art.

Teaching
Carmarthen College BA Ceramics visiting Lecturer 2010

International Exhibitions

International Exhibitions

2009 - Welsh Table, Rutin at Smithsonian Festival, Washington, USA
2009 - Warsztaty (group exhibition), Aubusson, France
2007 - 17 Prime Makers, Feile Clai, Farmleigh Gallery, Ireland
2006 - MWA group show, Kiev
2006 - ‘Made in Wales’, Time Warner Centre, New York
2005 - Warsztaty (group show, ceramics, painting, sculpture), Ruzemberok, Slovakia
2005 - Casa Foa, Buenos Aires
2005 - Ozone, Tokyo 2005 - Ambiente, Tokyo 
2005 - St Davids day show, Dubai 2006 - MWA group show, Kiev
2006 - 'Made in Wales', Time Warner Centre, New York
2005 - Warsztaty, Ruzemberok, Slovakia
2005 - Casa Foa, Buenos Aires
2005 - Ozone, Tokyo
2005 - Ambiente, Tokyo
2005 - St Davids day show, Dubai
2004 - Gallerie Excentrisk, Denmark
(2004,05) - Inter Celtic Festival, Lorient, France
(2002,04,05) - International Symposium of Art and Craft, Krakow, Poland

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

2013 - Bravura, Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford, Ireland
2013 - Made London, Marylebone, London
2013 - Craft Showcase, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys
2013 - Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon
2013 - Made in Britain, Bristol
2012 - Jug showcase, Oriel Mostyn
2012 - Made by Hand, Newport
2012 - Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair
2012 - Discoed Ceramics Exhibition, Discoed, Herefordshire

2011 - Lustre, Nottingham
2011 - Blackbough, Ludlow
2010 - Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London
2010 - Snug Gallery, Hebdon Bridge
2010 - Lux, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
2010 - Origin: The London Craft Fair
2010 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2010 - Showcase, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2010 - The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park

2009 - Welsh Table, Ruthin, Denbighshire
2008 - Walford Mill Craft Centre
2008 - Crafts in the Bay, Cardiff
2007 - Origin, Somerset House, London
2007 - New Ashgate Gallery
2007 - Bowie and Hulbert
2007 - Gallery Nine, Bath
2007 - Gallery Top, Derbyshire.
2007 - Ceramics in the City, London
2007 - Bowie and Hulbert, Hay-on-Wye
2007 - 17Prime Makers, Feile Clai, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
2007 - Porcelain- Process and Ritual, Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
2007 - Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston

2006 - Contemporary Craft Fair, Hereford
2006 - Showcase, Oriel Davies, Powys
2006 - Sugar and Spice, Oriel Myrddin Gallery
2006 - East London Design Show
2006 - Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
2006 - Feile Clai, Crafts Council of Ireland and Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
2006 - Origin, Somerset House, London
2006 - Studio Pottery Exhibition, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea
2006 - Finalist, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Swansea
2006 - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich
2006 - The Hub, Lincolnshire
2006 - The Platform Gallery
2006 - Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey
2006 - Black Swan Arts, Somerset
2006 - Salt Gallery, Cornwall
2006 - 'Going Potty', The Royal Exchange, Manchester

2005 - Spotlight on Ceramics, Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen
2005 - The Art Shop, Abergavenny
2005 - Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair
2005 - Create, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey
2005 - Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
2005 - Salt Gallery, Cornwall
2005 - East London Design Show
2004 - 'Twinkle' Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen, Wales
2004 - East London Design Show, Shoreditch, London
2004 - 'Jug' exhibition, Celf, Mumbles, Wales
2004 - Ceramica Cymru, Llandeilo, Wales
2004 - Clay Art 2004, Denbigh
2004 - Design Front 04, Southend on Sea
2004 - Contemporary Ceramics Fair, Tredegar House, Newport
2004 - 'Small World', Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen

2002 - 2003 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park. With StArt Gallery.
2001 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park. With Papermint Art.
2000 2002 - Open Studios, Peckham, London. Summer and Winter.
1999 - Durlstone Manor, Camberwell, London. Group show of Ceramics Sculpture, Painting and Metalwork.
1999 - The Holly, Peckham, London. Solo show of Photography and Prints.
1998 - New Designers. Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

Awards

Awards

2013 - Highly Commended-Best Ceramics, Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey
2006 - Overall award for excellence, Feile Clai, Crafts Council of Ireland and Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2006/7 - Individual Project award, The Arts Council of Wales
2005 - Individual Project award, The Arts Council of Wales
2005 - Travel Award to Poland, Wales Art International
2004 - 'Most Innovative Design' Ceramica Cymru

Publications

Publications

June 2005 - I'm Home Magazine, Japan
April 2005 - Identity Magazine, Dubai  
April 2005 - Herefordshire Times

July 2002 - Living South Magazine

April 2002 - Gardens Illustrated Magazine.

Collections

Collections

Aberystwyth Ceramics collection
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Handbuilt
Kitchen & Tableware