Gareth Neal


Within my work I am continually exploring the places that are just out of reach: below the skin, beneath the sea and outer space. Developing themes through observations in science and nature, I use fluid movement and repetition to produce decorative and sculptural forms.

Aiming to twist the normal and shuffle the ordered, I invite the onlooker to question, evaluate and respond.

Born 1974

1993–1996 Buckinghamshire College BA (Hons) Furniture Design  craftsmanship.
1991–1993 Ashford Sixth Form College A Levels. Art, Photography & Design

Selected Exhibitions
2007 Origin, Somerset House London
2007 100% Design. Earls Court
2006 Collect. V & A London
2006 100% East. Brick Lane London
2006 SOFA. Chicago
2005 ‘Collect’ V & A London
2004 A Celebration of Craftsmanship, Cheltenham.
2004 The Art of Furniture, Birmingham Museum of Art
2004 CAA, London
2003 SOFA, Chicago.
2002 OXO Tower, London
2001 The Unexpected, Sotheby’s New York
2000 Chelsea Craft Fair, London

Corporate Work
2007 Ceramic Water Fountain in Brussels, commissioned by Different by
Design for European Parliament Advantage West Midlands
2004 Forrest Project: To design and manufacture an art based shed to
stimulate the imaginationand breathe life into ‘The Shed’
2001 Project: Art installation for launch of the new Mini in the USA
2001 Garrard Project: To design and manufacture a new record player for limited production.

2002–2005 Guest Lecturer, BA Design & Crafts Staffordshire University
2002-2003 Part-time lecturer, BA Hons Furniture Design & Craftsmanship, High
2002–2005 Part-time lecturer, HND Furniture Design & Production, High Wycombe.

2004 Inspiration for Interior Design. idFX
2004 A Milestone for SOFA. Craft Arts International
2004 At The Cutting Edge. F&C

Grants & Awards
2003 Investment in individuals. Southern Alps.
2002 Contemporary Applied Arts. Membership
2000 First Time Exhibitors Award. Southern Alps.





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