I am inspired by tribal art, which has developed an appreciation of the power of simplicity. The masks and figures of different cultures have informed and broadened my interest in and understanding of both beauty and craftsmanship, of contrast and opposites, darkness and light, wakefulness & sleep, and of the cycle of life itself.
Art in Clay - Hatfield House : Art in Clay 2019
August 16, 2019 to August 18, 2019
Bevere Gallery : Focus on September 2019 Ashraf and Sue Hanna
September 05, 2019 to September 30, 2019
Recent work is concerned with exploring the figure in the abstract and a series of wall panels inspired by the geometric symbols and the rhythmic designs from the textiles of the Kuba people of the Congo.
My work is decorated with slips made from locally dug clays, and then raku or sagger fired.
1981-1982 - Foundation course in Art & Design, Cardiff College of Art.
1982-1985 - B.A. Hons. Degree in Fine Art (Sculpture), St. Martins School of Art, London
1997 - Started Ceramic workshop in East London.
2001 - Set up current studio in Pembrokeshire
2013 - July - Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford
2013 - June - Earth & Fire Ceramic Fair, Rufford, Notts
2012 - October - Oriel Q, Queen's Hall, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
2012 - July - Potfest in the Park, Hutton in the Forest, Cumbria
2012 - June - Form, Figure & Material - Duo with Ashraf Hanna at Rufford Craft Centre, Rufford, Notts
2011 - October - Palace Art Fair, London
2011 - September - Brighton Art Fair
2011- July - Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford
2010 - November - C.P.A. Autumn fair: Oxford Studio Ceramics
2010 - October - Palace Art Fair, London
2010 - July - Potfest in the Park, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Cumbria
2010 - June - Earth & Fire Ceramic Fair, Rufford, Notts
2009 - November - C.P.A. Autumn fair: Oxford Studio Ceramics
2009 - August - Oldenburg International Ceramics Fair, Germany
2009 - July - Potfest in the Park, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Cumbria
2009 - July - Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford - invited demonstrator
2009 - June - Earth & Fire Ceramic Fair, Rufford, Notts<
2008 - December - Atelier Francoise Dufayard, Rennes, France - group exhibition
2008 - October - C.P.A. Autumn Fair: Oxford Studio Ceramics
2008 - April/May - Rufford Ceramic Centre - exhibition with spouse Ashraf Hanna
2008 - March/April - Lund Gallery, Yorkshire - 'Monochrome" , group exhibition
2008 - February - Tenby Museum, W. Wales - exhibition with spouse Ashraf Hanna
2007 - November to January 2008 - 'Out of the Ordinary', Newport Museum & Art Gallery, Wales - group exhibition
2007 - November - Art in Clay, Farnham
2007 - Art in Clay, Hatfield House
2006 - November - Art in Clay, Farnham
2006 - August - Art in Clay, Hatfield House
2006 - June - Grand Designs, Excel Centre, London
2006 - May - Clay Art, Denbigh
2006 - March - The Affordable Art Fair Spring Collection, Battersea Park, London
2005 - November - Gallery Upstairs - Henley-in-Arden
2005 - October - Pots in the gallery, Pots on the web, Paddon & Paddon, East Sussex
2005 - October - Manchester Art Show, GMEX Centre, Manchester
2005 - August - Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Herts
2005 - July - Potfest in the Park, Penrith, Cumbria
2005 - May - Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, Battersea Arts Centre, London
2005 - April - Spring Exhibition Woodbury Studio/Gallery - A special exhibition to mark the publication of Tim Andrew's new book 'Raku'
2005 - March - The Affordable Art Fair Spring Collection, Battersea Park, London
2004 - May - Blue Coat Display Centre, Liverpool
2004 - March - The Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair; The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea
2003 - December - Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
2003 - November - CPA Autumn Fair, Oxford. Figure Exhibition, Cecilia Colman Gallery.
2003 - November - Gallery Upstairs, Henly-in-Arden
2003 - August - Art in Clay, Hatfield
2003 - March - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2002 - December - European Ceramics, York Museum
2002 - September - "Clay 9", Woodbury Studio Gallery, Exeter
2002 - May - An Exhibition of New Work, Artifex Gallery, Sutton, Coldfield
2001 - April - Chelsea Art Fair
Raku, Second Edition, by Tim Andrews, A and C Black 2005.