Lesley RisbyImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: Harrow, Middlesex, England, HA3.
Telephone: +44(0)20 8907 5600
Email:
Web-site: www.lesleyrisby.co.uk
Joined on: 2008-08-27
Last Updated: 2016-08-25

Artist's Statement

Artist's Statement

I produce organic sculptural forms made of multiple elements, which are combined to produce a cohesive whole.  They are composed of delicate porcelain pieces, supported within a porcelain coated nichrome wire armature, some having additions of Egyptian paste.  Their skeletal quality alludes to the essence of nature’s fragility and vulnerability.

Current / Future Events

Current / Future Events

Geffrye Museum, The : Ceramics in the City 2016
September 23, 2016 to September 25, 2016

Guildhall, The, Cambridge : Innovations In Ceramic Art
November 05, 2016 to November 06, 2016

Background History and Membership

Background History and Membership

1981 - 1984 Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapy, West London Institute of Higher Education.
1998 - 2000 City & Guilds Creative Studies Part One-Ceramics, Harrow College.
2000 - 2003 City & Guilds Creative Studies Part Two-Ceramics, Harrow College.
2003 - 2006 BA Ceramics with First Class Hons, University of Westminster.
2006 - date Working from my studio in Harrow.

Membership:
Professional member of The Craft Potters Association (UK)
London Potters

Exhibition History

Exhibition History

2015 Ceramic Art York, Museum Gdns, York.
2015 Handmade at Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

2014 Ceramics in the City, The Geffrye Museum.
2014 Bils and Rye, Nunnington studio, Yorkshire.
2014 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London.
2013 Ceramics in the City, Geffrye Museum, London
2013 “Art in Clay”, Hatfield

2012 “Christmas Cracker” Byard Art, Cambridge
2012 Autumn show Red Barn Gallery, Melkinthorpe, Cumbria
2012 Byard Art Summer Exhibition, Cambridge
2012 “Art in Clay”, Hatfield
2012 “Roots an Rifts” Espacio Gallery, London
2012 “Evaluation of Space”, Rochester Art Gallery, Rochester, Kent.
2012 Ceramic Art London 2012, Royal College of Art, London.

2011 (Oct) Oxford Ceramics Fair, St Edwards School, Oxford.
2011 (Sept) Ceramics in the City, The Geffrye Museum.
2011 (Aug) Art in Clay Hatfield, Hatfield House.
2011 (Feb) Ceramic Art London, The Royal College of Art.

2010 (June) The Red Barn Gallery, Melkinthorpe, Cumbria
2010 (August) Art in Clay, Hatfield House.
2010 (August) London Potters, The Orangery, Holland Park.
2010 (Sept) Ceramics in the City, The Jeffrye Museum.
2010 (Oct) Oxford Ceramics Fair, St Edwards School, Oxford

2009 September Ceramics in the City, The Jeffrye Museum
2009 August Art in Clay, Hatfield House
2009 (April) London Potters Selected exhibition, The Ice House, Kensington
2009 (February) Ceramic Art London , Royal College of Art

2008 (November) Solo exhibition  - The Hepsibah gallery, Hammersmith
2008 (September) Ceramics in the City 2008  - The Jeffrye Museum
2008 (August) “Rendezvous”, Angela Mellor Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire.
2008 “Art in Clay”, Hatfield House.
2008 “Ceramic Art London 2008”, Royal College of Art, London.
2008 “New Beginnings”, SDC Gallery, London.

2007 “Celebrating Achievement”, City Hall, London.
2007 “Setting Out 2007”, Contemporary Ceramics, London.

2006; “Art of Earth Ceramics”, Tower 42, London.
2006 “Art in Clay”, Hatfield.
2006 “Earth and Fire”, Rufford.
2006 “New Designers”, Design Centre, London.
2006 Degree show, University of Westminster.

 

Awards

Awards

2004            City & Guilds Medal of Excellence.
2004            City & Guilds UK Award for the Creative Craftsperson of the year 2004.

Publications

Publications

Ceramic Review (Masterclass) No 281, Sept/Oct 2016
Contribution to "Additions to Clay Bodies" by Kathleen Standen, Bloomsbury Press.

Work Styles

Work Styles

Porcelain
Mixed media
Sculptural