Rebecca HarveyImage Gallery

Contact Details

Studio: 2 East Stables, Foundry Farm, Foundry Lane, Hayle, Cornwall, UK, TR27 4BW. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 (0)7967 320717
Email:
Web-site: www.rebeccaharvey.com
Availability: Visitors welcome by appointment, telephone first.
Last Updated: 2011-06-14

Current Work

Current Work

Rebecca Harvey's work has evolved from studies of 18th Century Creamware, Japanese ceramics and 1920's Enamelware through to architectural designs.The strong but simple sense of form in these traditions is translated into a range of highly practical and individual pieces.

After the application of a combination of slips each pot is soda fired, creating the distinctive markings on the work and giving each piece its unique, alluring texture..

New work developed whilst studying at the Royal college of Art

This collection of porcelain and glass tableware represents an exploration of the relationships that develop between objects as they are arranged and utilised. Contrasts in texture and density of materials create opportunities for unexpected harmonies or delightful incongruities. Forms are inspired by the qualities of the materials. Porcelain has strikingly different properties when using different techniques. Finely thrown and drizzled slip conveys translucent elegance, but when thickly sculpted in its raw state the density and opacity captures a spontaneous gesture.

Work generally available from
Contemporary Ceramics, London
The Royal Exchange Craft Gallery , Manchester
Salt Gallery, Burford
Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham
Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales
Bowie and Hulbert Contemporary Fine Crafts, Hay on Wye
Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk, UK
Fowey River Gallery, Cornwall
Mid-Cornwall Galleries, Par, Cornwall.
( For your nearest stockest please contact Rebecca Harvey ).

Other information:
Available for lectures, demonstrations and workshops. PGCE Homerton College, Cambridge University. Experienced in teaching a wide variety of students.

Technical Information

Technical Information

The pots are glazed during the firing at approx.l220 degrees, in a light-reducing atmosphere.

A saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate is sprayed into the kiln. The soda vaporises and a reaction occurs creating the distinctive "orange peel" markings upon the surface, giving a unique, alluring texture.

Awards and Membership

Awards and Membership

1995 - PYBT Business Support
1996 - Crafts Council Setting-Up Grant
1996 - Cambridgeshire " Livewire" finalist
1997 - International Giftware finalist
1997 - Suffolk Craft Society Professional Membership
1998 - Professional Member of The Craft Potters Association
2001 - Selected Member of East Anglian Potters Association.
2002 - Selected Maker Crafts Council
2005 - Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
2006 - Heal’s & Innovation RCA
2006 - Lady Charlotte Fraser, Royal College of Art

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

1996 - Contemporary Ceramics 2 , Victoria & Albert Museum;
1996 - What's Brewing, Art Connoisseur Gallery , London
1997 - International Giftware, Royal College of Art; Party Pieces, Art Connoisseur Gallery
1998 - Eton Applied Arts, Eton, Windsor; Joint exhibition, Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk;
1998 - Summer Show, Paddon and Paddon, Eastbourne;
1998 - Summer Dances, Rye Art Gallery, East Sussex;
1998 - Teapot exhibition, Montpellier Gallery, Cheltenham;
1998 - 'Miniature Perspectives', Crafts Council, London
1999 - Keramikmuseum, Westerwald, Germany;
1999 - Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield;
1999 - Laburnum Ceramics, Cumbria; Contemporary Ceramics, London;
1999 - Mid-Cornwall Galleries, CPA Par, Cornwall
2000 - 'Does it pour?', City Art Gallery, Leeds
2001 - Once in a Blue Moon, Mass., USA;
2001 - Kettles Yard, Cambridge;
2001 - Galerie Handwerk, Munchen, Germany
2001 - ‘Once In A Blue Moon’, Mass, USA
2002 - Salzband, Galerie Handwerk, Koblenz
2004 - Da Yu Xiao Hu, California
2005 - ‘Tablemanners’ Crafts Council, London
2005 - ‘A pinch of salt’ Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2006 - Inax tile museum, Tokoname, Japan
2007 - The Great Exhibition 2007, RCA Summer Show
2007 - Crafts Council Showcase V&A, London

Publications

Publications

1996 Ceramic Art and Perception issue 24
Potters 12th Edition. Ceramic Review publishing
1999 Karen Ann Wood,"Tableware" Crowood Press
2002 Rosemary Cochrane, "Saltglaze Ceramics" Crowood Press
2002 Stephen Murfitt,"The Glaze Book" Thames and Hudson
2002 Ceramic Review "Sensual Pleasures" issue 193
2002 ‘500 Teapots’ Larkbooks
2004 BBC Homes and Antiques, Talent around Britain Issue, March
2005 ‘500 Cups’ Larkbooks
2006 The Ceramics Book, an A-Z guide to 300 Ceramic Artists, Ceramic Review
2006 British Studio Potters’ Marks (2nd Edition) E. Yates-Owen and R.Fournier, A&C Black
May/June 2007 Ceramic Review Issue 225

Work Styles

Work Styles

Vases & Bowls
Thrown
Teabowls
Porcelain
Kitchen & Tableware
Soda