Rebecca Catterall

Regimental systems and their imminent sensitivity to interaction, interruption and interspersion are central to my intentions. Simple shapes and the diverse patterns implicit in their geometry provide a melodic and ordered environment from which to work. My environment is methodically engineered: grounded by the restraints of repetitive production methods and animated through confused forms. My intention is to produce objects that are both affective and spatial and I am interested in the capacity of intimate objects to be a location and thing: a place where events have and will occur and an obstacle to negotiate. The work I make is embedded in the vernacular of ornamentation. Ultimately, I use simple repetitious shapes to evade visual associations in favour of a quiet resonance.

 MFA Ceramic Art, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, New York, USA
1994-1997 BA(Hons)Design: Ceramics, Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

2006 Grants for the Arts (Individual Award), Arts Council England.
XIX International Biennale of ContemporarCeramics, Ceramist aged under thirty prize, Vallauris, France.
‘Award for excellence’, National Association of Ceramics in Higher Education, Great Britain

Selected solo and group exhibitions
2010 Prospection 2: Créations Contemporaines Céramiques, Camard et Associés, Paris.
2010 Conversations, Coincidences and Motivations, Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
2009 Porno-Graph, Brahm Gallery, Leeds.
Prospection: Créations Contemporaines Céramiques, Camard et Associés, Paris.
Margins: a non-traditional approach to clay, NCECA Conference, Pheonix, Arizona, USA.
Margins: a non-traditional approach to clay, NCECA Conference, Pheonix, Arizona, USA
2008  DesignArt London, showing with Clara Scremini Gallery, Paris.
‘XX International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics’, Espace Grandjean, Vallauris, France
2007 ‘Rebecca Catterall and Erna Aaltonen’, Carlin Gallery, Paris, France
‘Corners and Curves, Rebecca Catterall and Helen Felcey’, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancashire
The 4th World Ceramic Biennale, Icheon World Ceramics Center, Korea
2006 Take Me Home, Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
Galerie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium
2005 Lines and Spaces, Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London

World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Korea
Musée Magnelli, Musée de la Céramique, Vallauris, France
Gloryhole, public collection, Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred

2010 Wallpaper, April
2009 Peltier, Yves, ed.,. Prospection: Créations Contemporaines  Céramiques. Paris: Camard et Associés.
2008 Peltier, Yves, ed.,. Céramique contemporaine: Biennale  Internationale Vallauris. Somogy éditions d'art.
2007 Hanaor, Ziggy, Breaking the Mould: New Directions in  Ceramics. London: Black Dog Publishing.
International Competition: The 4th World Ceramics Biennale  2007. Korea: World Ceramic Exposition Foundation.
2006 Peltier, Yves, ed.,. Céramique contemporaine:  Biennale  Internationale Vallauris 2006. Somogy éditions  d'art.
Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award. Australia:  Shepparton Art Gallery.
Cooper, E., ed.,. Ceramic Art London 2006. London:  Ceramic Review Publishing Ltd.
Ceramic Contemporaries 4. National Association for  Ceramics in Higher Education.
2002 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award. Australia:  Shepparton Art Gallery.
Celebrating Creativity: James Renwick Alliance Craft Auction  Washington: James Renwick Alliance.




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