Elly Wall

The work is inspired by the material itself, and loosely reminiscent of modern ruins, which have always fascinated me. Through intuitive manipulation of the clay and mark making, I exploit its material qualities while maintaining a simple, considered form. I want to maintain the freshness and rawness of the material so I work quickly, incorporating the unexpected or making spontaneous decisions along the way. Edges and joins are a central consideration, and when jagged or ripped become suggestive of fragility and desolation. I don’t want to cloak the form in glazes, instead I love the cleanness and tactility of the dry with rich jewel-like drips of glaze. The colour is applied all at once in the same way I would approach a drawing –a composition of colour and texture.

Born 1976, Salisbury

Education 
2002-2004 Royal College of Art
1997-2007 Bath Spa University College

Awards
2004 Craft Potters Association Annual Grant Scheme
2003 South Square Trust Bursary
1999 Gane Travel Bursay

Recent exhibitions
2008 Collect. Victoria & Albert Museum London. Represented by Contemporary Applied Arts
2007 Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
2007 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
2007 New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey
2007 Minster Fine Art, St Ives
2007 Dundee Contemporary Art Focus Case
2007 RBSA ‘Paperworks’ exhibition
2007 Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2007 Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2006 Crafts Council Shop, London
2006 ‘Origin” The London Craft Fair, Somerset House
2005 The Yard Gallery, The Netherlands
2005 Ceramic Art London, RCA
2005 ‘Under Construction’ Gallerytop, Derbyshire
2005 Talente 2005, Munich, Germany
2004/5 Westerwald Prize Exhibition, Germany
2004 'Surfacing' The Tunnel, Tonbridge, Kent
2002 Ceramic Contemporaries 4 (touring exhibition)

Employment
April 2006 Ceramics technician, Hackney Community College
April 2006 Art assistant , Camden Arts Centre
Feb 2006 University of Hertfordshire, Visiting tutor
June 2005 Childrens arts events with Arts Desire

Publications
2007 BBC Homes and Antiques October Issue
2004 Ceramic Review 'Inside Out' Issue 210

 

Exhibitions

Archive

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