Majolica Works

Liam Curtin and Wendy Jones formed Majolica Works in 1986.

Their first inspiration was a love of the colour and freedom of Italian Renaissance ceramic decoration and this feeling has persisted in their own work through the many variations of design they have created over the years.

This latest collection of domestic ware created for CAA is again based on the colours of Italy but this time from the light and shade found in and around the streets and houses of Florence.

BA Hons, Fine Art 
Art teaching Diploma

1994 – Now  Majolica Works have taken part in a number of group exhibitions in Britain and abroad but have since 1994 concentrated more on commissioned work.
1998  Design for Living, Manchester City Art Gallery
1997  A New Look at Decorative Art, Manchester City Art Gallery
1994  ‘High Table’ touring exhibition
1993  Southern Arts touring exhibition
1993  South Bank Centre, London ‘Arts and Crafts to the Avant Garde (aspects of British Craft 1880 to the present day)
1992  ‘Chelsea goes to California’, Los Angeles
1990  J.K Hill Gallery, London – solo show

Selected Commissions
Tiled Mural for Durham town centre
Italian glass mosaic swimming pool (private commission)
Decorative tiles for the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester
Large Ceramic panel TUC
Tile panels for Terminal 2 Building Manchester Airport
Tile feature panels – Stafford County Council
Tile murals for swimming pool – Reed Hall, Burnley

Public Collections
Leeds City Art Gallery
Kelvinside Art Gallery, Glasgow
Royal Festival Hall, London
Oldham Art Gallery
Museum Of Folk Art, Los Angeles
Manchester Royal Exchange Education Collection
The Harris Museum, Preston
Manchester City Art Gallery

Selected Private Collections
Sir Paul McCartney
Sir Peter Blake
Dame Kiri de Kanwa
David Hockney




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