Ashley Howard

Ashley Howard produces porcelain and stoneware vessels in two distinct areas: a range of tableware informed by a dialogue between Far-Eastern and homespun pottery traditions, and one-off pieces that draw on his interest in ritual vessels, the spaces they occupy and the ceremonies that surround them. Notions of reverence and transience are also explored in this work are as well as notions of reverence and transience.

The work of Ashley Howard remains extraordinarily fresh. He is an assured but rigorous explorer and celebrant of the past, clearly indebted to a variety of ceramics traditions, but he has been able to absorb these ideas into a very modern, resourceful and uncommonly free language of his own.

David Whiting

 MA, Ceramics and Glass. Royal College of Art
1993 Fully qualified teaching status granted by DES
1987 HND, Ceramics, University of Creative Arts, Rochester

Senior Lecturer: BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design & Contemporary Craft Practice: Ceramics
Pathway Leader: MA Contemporary Crafts
University for the Creative Arts, Farnham
20042006 Visiting Lecturer: BA (Hons) Wood, Metal, Ceramics & Plastics, BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design
University of Brighton
20042006 Visiting Lecturer: BA (Hons) Ceramics, Christchurch University College, Canterbury

2002 Shortlist, Twyfords Bathtime project, Royal College of Art
1997 Peers Award, Art in Clay, Hatfield House
1995 Peers Award, Milsbeek, Netherlands

Solo Exhibitions
 Ritual and Setting, Winchester Cathedral
2008 Showcase, Cotemporary Ceramics, London
2000 One Two Five Gallery, Bath
1999 Lynn Strover Gallery, Cambridge
1998 Galerie van Meensel, Belgium
1996 Nijmegen Museum, Netherlands

Group Exhibitions
 Beyond Tradition, Bevere Gallery, Stroud
2008 Pothrminster Gallery, Cornwall
Ceramics In The Round, Buxton, Derbyshire
Jugs and bowls, Bettles Gallery
Ceramic Art London, RCA
Leach Pottery Restoration, Bonhams
Craft2EU Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2007 ISCAEE, James Hockey Gallery, UCCA, Farnham
Ceramic Art London, RCA
2006 ISCAEE, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Ceramic Art London, RCA
Traditional Yet Contemporary: Modern Korean Ceramics (guest exhibitor) Air Gallery
2005 Table Manners, Crafts Council touring exhibition
Functional Form Now, Galerie Besson
Keramuse, Netherlands
Ceramic Art London, RCA
Chawan International, Belgium
Surfacing Now, The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge School
2004 Ceramic Art London, RCA
Feast Your Eyes, crafts Council, V&A
One Year On, Crafts Council at New Designers

Book/ Article/ Reviews
In Tune With Colour, Ceramics Monthly, Helen Bevis, December issue
The Leach Restoration Project, Bonhams
2007 The Beauty of Imperfection, Bonnie Kempske, Ceramic Review, 225 May/June
2006 Full Circle: David Briers, Crafts magazine 198
Vitality and Essence: Ian Gregory catalogue,
2005 Functional Form Now, preview, Daily Telegraph, February 7th
2004 Full Circle, catalogue, by Alison Britton and
Dead Ends and Possibilities, Alison Britton, Ceramic Review 210, November/December
Altered States, Ceramic Review, 205 January/February




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