Felicity Aylieff


Felicity Aylieff is one of a number of contemporary ceramicists whose work crosses the boundaries of ceramics and sculpture, but she is one of the few who do it with ease.
The large clay pieces do not aim to be anything other that what they are: the result of ongoing personal enquiry into material and form that Aylieff has pursued since her vessel-making beginnings, and although the work has moved into a more sculptural realm, its roots in pottery remain fundamental.

Born     1954

1972-78 Bath Academy of Art BA Hons Three Dimensional Design: Ceramics
1978-79 Goldsmiths College ATC Post Graduate
1993-96 Royal College of Art  M Phil Post Graduate Research: Ceramics

Crafts Council Index of Selected Makers
Contemporary Applied Arts
Fellow, Craft Potters Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Art

2002  Pres Royal College of Art Full Time Senior Tutor (CURRENT)
2007  External Examiner University of Ulster: MA & PhD ceramics 2007
2005  University of Ulster, External Examiner, BA Ceramics
2004-7  Cardiff School of Art External Examiner, BA Ceramics
2004-5  Acting Head of Department Bath Spa University
2001  Appointed Professor Bath Spa University
1989-2001 Bath Spa University College Full Time Lecturer, BA Ceramics (1st
 Year and 3rd Year Co-ordinator

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007  Solo exhibition, Carlin Gallery, Paris
2003  Felicity Aylieff, Sense & Perception, Bath City Art Gallery
 Felicity Aylieff, Sense & Perception, Blackwell House, Cumbria
2002  Sense & Perception, Manchester City Art Gallery, touring Blackwell
 House, Cumbria, Bath City Art Gallery 
 Felicity Aylieff, Canary Wharf, London

Selected Group exhibitions
2006  Represented by Adrian Sassoon Contemporary Ceramics at Art,
 London 2001, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
 Represented by Adrian Sassoon, Collect, V&A, London
 Beaux Arts, Bath
 To Hold, Farmleigh Gallery, Farmleigh House, Kilkenny, Ireland
 Sculpted in Clay, Sheffield Millennium Galleries
2005  Collect, V&A, London
 Naked Clay, Rufford
 Clay, Los Angeles, USA
 CAA, London

Work In Public Collections
2007  Stiftung Lotte Reimers, Deidesheim, Germany
2007  Stiftung Petra Verberne Venray, Netherlands
2006  Chatsworth House
2005  Portsmouth City Museum
2005  Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
2004  Contemporary Art Society
2004  Crafts Council Public Collection
2001  2003  World Ceramic Centre, Korea
2000  V&A, London
2000  Manchester Metropolitan University




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