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-coordinator
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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